Musk’s xAI to launch advanced version of chatbot

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup xAI on Thursday said it will launch an upgraded version of its chatbot Grok.

The new version, called Grok-1.5, will be made available to early testers and existing Grok users on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, in the coming days, XAI said in a statement.

The startup said that one of the most notable improvements in the new version is its performance in coding and math-related tasks.

Seeking an alternative to Microsoft-backed OpenAI and Alphabet’s Google, Musk launched XAI last year, which he said would be “the ultimate truth-seeking AI.”

In December, the startup launched Grok for X’s Premium+ customers.

Earlier this month, Musk said that xAI would do open-source groka few days after the billionaire filed a lawsuit against OpenAI for allegedly abandoning its original mission in favor of for-profit models.