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Elon Musk said that xAI would make Grok open-source this week

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence business, xAI, will be made open-source. This Monday, the entrepreneur announced the launch of Grok, a chatbot competing with ChatGPT. This comes just after suing OpenAI and criticizing the Microsoft-backed business for moving away from its open-source origins.

xAI introduced Grok last year, equipping it with features such as access to up-to-date information and material that challenged politically acceptable perspectives. Customers who pay for X’s $16 monthly membership may access the program.

Musk, without providing details on which parts of Grok he intended to make open-source, co-founded OpenAI with Sam Altman about ten years ago to counterbalance Google’s supremacy in artificial intelligence. OpenAI, which was supposed to share its technology with the public, has now turned closed-source and is prioritizing profit-making for Microsoft, according to Musk’s complaint filed recently. Refer to OpenAI’s answer here.

OpenAI’s website still states its commitment to ensuring that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humankind. Musk’s complaint claimed that OpenAI had effectively become a closed-source subsidiary of Microsoft, the world’s biggest technology business.

The case has sparked a discussion among several engineers and investors over the advantages of open-source AI. Vinod Khosla, whose business was one of the first supporters of OpenAI, described Musk’s legal action as a significant diversion from the objectives of achieving AGI and its advantages.

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, has accused Khosla of attempting to prohibit open-source research in AI via lobbying. Andreessen said that every important new technology that improves human welfare is met with an exaggerated moral panic. His business, a16z, has supported Mistral, whose chatbot is open-source. “This is the most recent.”


The forthcoming open-sourcing of Grok will enable xAI to be among the increasing number of companies, such as Meta and Mistral, that have made their chatbot scripts available to the public.

Musk has consistently supported open-source initiatives. Tesla, another company he manages, has made many of its patents available to the public. Elon Musk said in 2014 that Tesla will not sue anybody who wants to exploit its technology in good faith. X, formerly named Twitter, also made parts of its algorithms open-source last year.

On Monday, he reiterated his disapproval of the Altman-led company by stating, “OpenAI is a deception.”

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