Elon Musk’s xAI to be Open-Sourced as Grok This Week

Li Nguyen
The xAI Grok AI logo is seen in this photo illustration taken on 06 November, 2023. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Elon Musk will open-source Grok, the AI chatbot by xAI. The release will be this week. This comes just after suing OpenAI and accusing them of deviating from their open-source roots.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

Musk founded OpenAI as opposition to Google, with aims to make technology freely available. After OpenAI went closed-source, Musk filed a lawsuit against them for maximizing profits for Microsoft.

The retaining of Grok follows a bigger trend. With xAi, Meta and Mistral all open-sourcing their chatbot codes.

Musk has always been a big advocator of open-source. Tesla has open-sourced a lot of its patents and X, aka Twitter, did the same with some of its algorithms last year.

Musk’s decision is a big one and only time will tell if the rest of the industry follows suit.

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By Li Nguyen “TF Emerging Tech”
Liam ‘Li’ Nguyen is a persona characterized by his deep involvement in the world of emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. With a Master's degree in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Li transitioned from academia to the entrepreneurial world. He co-founded a startup focused on IoT solutions, where he gained invaluable experience in navigating the tech startup ecosystem. His passion lies in exploring and demystifying the latest trends in AI, blockchain, and IoT
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