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Elon Musk opens his AI model to everyone: Grok is open source

The society xAIfounded by Elon Muskmade open source the source code of Grok, its generative artificial intelligence software. The AI ​​assistant was born as a response to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a company that Musk had co-founded but then abandoned before its success.

Grok goes open source, Elon Musk opens his AI model

Elon Musk announced on X (via The Post) that Grok will become open source this week. This chatbot was born from the work of xAI, the company founded by Musk with the goal of “understanding the true nature of the universe” according to the CEO. A reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, while the name Grok comes from another science fiction classic: Stranger in a Strange Land.

Grok will remain available only to version subscribers Premium Of X, the social network formerly known as Twitter. But now much of the code has been made available on GitHubwith a license Apache 2.0 which also allows commercial use. In other words, developers can use this model to power their own products and launch alternative chatbots, based on Grok.

The decision to make the code of AI models accessible is a matter of discussion among developers. OpenAI appears to have no plans to open source its models, which power tools like ChatGPT, GIVE HER e Sora. Other companies, such as Meta (parent company of Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook) has imposed limits on the use of its artificial intelligence code.

Beyond economic needs, the discussion concerns the opportunity to make code that has such a high error level accessible. AI “hallucinations” can lead to glaring errors. And bad actors could use AI for disinformation campaigns and scams. Those who support open source for AI think that giving developers access could improve the code, reduce errors and create tools to combat misinformation.

What seems certain, however, is that this move could help Grok regain ground on the alternatives of OpenAI, Google and Meta. Whether it will be successful remains to be seen.


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