This milestone comes nearly a year after OpenAI’s ChatGPT captured the attention of businesses and users worldwide, catalyzing a surge in the adoption of generative AI technology.
Elon Musk, a co-founder of OpenAI, the organization responsible for ChatGPT, founded in 2015 but withdrew from the company’s board in 2018.
Musk expressed his enthusiasm on his social media platform, X, stating, “In some crucial aspects, it (xAI’s new model) is currently the best available.”
He further announced, “Once it transitions from early beta, xAI’s Grok system will become accessible to all X Premium+ subscribers.”
X, formerly recognized as Twitter, introduced two new subscription options last week: a $16 per month Premium+ tier for users seeking an ad-free experience and a basic tier priced at $3 per month.
The xAI team, which launched in July, comprises individuals from Google’s DeepMind, the parent company of Windows, and other leading AI research organizations.
Although X and xAI operate as distinct entities, they maintain a close collaborative relationship. xAI also collaborates with Tesla and other companies.