Elon Musk reveals his ChatGPT rival

PLUS: LEAKED ChatGPT upgrades

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Elon Musk's startup xAI just revealed Grok a new ChatGPT rival with an edgy, uncensored personality.

Is the world ready for an unfiltered AI chatbot with less guardrails? Were about to find out

In todays AI rundown:

  • Elon Musk's xAI launches ChatGPT rival Grok

  • Rumored ChatGPT upgrades leaked before Dev Day

  • 9 New AI tools

  • Clone any writing style with ChatGPT

  • 3 Quick AI updates

Read time: 4 minutes



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The Rundown: Elon Musk just unveiled Grok, a witty and rebellious AI chatbot created by his company xAI and designed as a competitor to ChatGPT.

The details:

  • Grok was trained over just a two-month period, and is intended to be witty and uncensored with both normal and fun modes.

  • The core AI engine is called Grok-1, which xAI claims surpasses GPT-3.5 on certain benchmarks but currently lags behind GPT-4.

  • Grok has access to real-time posts on X, allowing it to converse about current events and will eventually be released to all X Premium+ subscribers once out of beta testing.

  • Users can multi-task with several chats running simultaneously and response times at screen refresh speed.

  • API, image, and audio recognition are planned, with a version of Grok also running natively in Teslas using local computing.

Our thoughts: Grok's rebellious and uncensored tone is a stark contrast to ChatGPT's tightly guarded responses and its access to the trove of Twitter data should make for an interesting (but often noisy) knowledge base. The fact that Grok was trained in just over two months shows that xAI will be a true competitive threat to OpenAI.


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In this live interactive session, youll get step-by-step instructions on:

  • How to leverage the RAG framework to apply custom data to your app

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  • How to deploy and test your Llama2 endpoint in a sample Q&A application

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The Rundown: Several unconfirmed leaks suggest big changes coming to ChatGPT at OpenAI's developer conference today, including custom bot building, external app integration, subscription upgrades, and more.

The details:

  • A new prototype called Gizmo V8 may enable sandbox testing, API custom actions, knowledge file attachments, and analytics.

  • A feature nicknamed "GPT Builder" could allow anyone to create customized AI assistants with the potential for an app store of bots.

  • Screenshots show ChatGPT may gain context connectors to link with outside apps like Microsoft 365 and Google Drive.

  • New pricing tiers leaked include a $25/month Team Plan with unlimited fast GPT-4 access, 4x longer context, advanced data analysis, and no data usage for model training.

  • Rumors also point to speed boosts for GPT-4, a DALL-E 3 API, and potential open-sourcing of GPT-3.

Why it matters: DevDay is shaping up to be one of the most exciting days of the year for AI enthusiasts! You can watch the free livestream here at 10:00 AM PST and well be live from the event, reporting all the juicy details for tomorrows newsletter.


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Step 1: Collect writing samples that exemplify the style you want to clone. The more high-quality samples, the better.

Step 2: Input the prompt below into ChatGPT (its long, provided in the image below and in our Expert ChatGPT Guide). This tells it to analyze and adopt the writing patterns.

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