Social community X is rolling out entry to xAI’s Grok chatbot to Premium tier subscribers after Elon Musk introduced the growth to extra paid customers final month. The corporate stated on its support page that solely Premium and Premium+ customers can work together with the chatbot in choose areas.

Final yr, after Musk’s xAI introduced Grok, it made the chatbot obtainable to Premium+ customers — people who find themselves paying $16 monthly or a $168 per yr subscription price. With the most recent replace, customers paying $8 monthly can entry the chatbot.

Customers can chat with Grok in a “Common mode” or a “Enjoyable mode”. Similar to every other Massive Language Mannequin (LLM) product, Grok reveals labels indicating that the chatbot would return inaccurate solutions.

Now we have already seen some examples of that. Earlier this week, X rolled out a brand new discover view inside Grok the place the chatbot summarizes trending information tales. Notably, Jeff Bezos and NVIDIA-backed Perplexity AI additionally summarize information tales.

Nevertheless, Grok appears to go one step additional than simply summarizing tales by writing headlines. As Mashable wrote, the chatbot wrote a faux headline saying “Iran Strikes Tel Aviv with Heavy Missiles.”

Musk possible needs extra folks to make use of Grok chatbot to rival different merchandise resembling OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini, or Anthropic’s Claude. Over the previous few months, he has been overtly vital of OpenAI’s operations. Musk even sued the corporate in March over the “betrayal” of its non-profit objective. In response, OpenAI filed papers looking for the dismissal of all of Musk’s claims and launched electronic mail exchanges between the Tesla CEO and the corporate.

Final month, xAI open-sourced Grok however with none coaching knowledge particulars. As my colleague Devin Coldewey argued, there are nonetheless questions on whether or not that is the most recent model of the mannequin and if the corporate can be extra clear about its method to the event of the mannequin and details about the coaching knowledge.