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Elon Musk’s xAI has announced that it is open sourcing its generative AI chatbot, Grok, fulfilling a promise made by its founder about a week ago. Shortly after making Grok AI open source, Musk also took a dig at OpenAI, renewing the hostilities that have been going on since the billionaire filed a lawsuit against his former company earlier this month.

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Announcing the open-sourcing of Grok, xAI wrote in a blog post: “We are releasing the base model weights and network architecture of Grok-1, our large language model. Grok-1 is a 314 billion parameter Mixture-of-Experts model trained from scratch by xAI.”

“This is the raw base model checkpoint from the Grok-1 pre-training phase, which concluded in October 2023. This means that the model is not fine-tuned for any specific application, such as dialogue.” the company added.

While many other companies have open-source language models, such as Meta’s Llama 2 and Mistral 8x7B, Grok is far ahead of the competition, having been trained on 314 billion parameters, compared to 70 billion for Llama 2 and 12 billion for Mistral 8x7B.

Grok has been open-sourced under the Apache License 2.0, which means it can be used for commercial purposes, modified and distributed, but it cannot be trademarked and users will not receive any liability or warranty, Venture Beats reported.

Musk had launched Grok AI in November last year as an alternative to popular chatbots on the market, including ChatGPT and Gemini (formerly Bard). The chatbot was modelled on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the sci-fi novel by Douglas Admas, and was touted to answer questions with a bit of humour and a “rebellious streak”. Until now, Grok has been available through an X Premium+ subscription, which costs users 1300 per month or 13,600 per year.


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Published: 18 Mar 2024, 10:52 AM IST

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