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What is Grok AI and How to Use It

What is GROK AI?

Grok AI is a generative artificial intelligence chatbot currently under development by xAI, a company founded by Elon Musk, the co-founder of a similar chatbot model named ChatGPT. The chatbot operates based on the Large Language Model (LLM). It is currently under beta testing but is being marketed with a lot of promising and exciting features.

A look through any AI tools directory will tell you just how far the AI industry has come and how many thousands of tools already exist to serve various purposes. But Grok AI will not be just one of the many; it is bound to stand out and shine. In this article, we will provide everything you need to know about Grok AI.

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Grok AI Features 

So far, the version of Grok AI that’s been tested holds more or less the same kind of features as ChatGPT, like answering questions and solving problems. Making custom chatbots is easy now, but Grok isn’t your ordinary chatbot. Some additional features exist, which include:

Access to real-time data

Unlike Elon Musk’s co-founded creation ChatGPT, which holds information up to a certain time period and requires time to be updated, Grok AI updates itself to the latest gossip available on X. Since X is widely used all over the world as a source of getting information and news from various perspectives and backgrounds without any media filtering, Grok AI will prove to be very helpful in accessing specific information related to any topic from current world affairs. 

In other words, it has the same function as the search tool of X but will give you a lot more precise information as it does not only rely on keywords but specific sentences.  

Advanced processing capabilities 

Beyond carrying out basic conversations as a chatbot, Grok AI can also make user interaction more dynamic and realistic. It can assist in making mundane decisions, carrying out complex calculations, and becoming your partner in a wide range of activities. It is capable of responding to a query in the same tone that it is asked with, adding humor to it without being disrespectful.

The advanced processing abilities of Grok AI also extend to language. Its advanced language processing abilities make it capable of understanding a wide array of linguistic nuances. This includes all the latest slang and trendy buzzwords used by the internet. You will also find it to be educated on the latest Gen Alpha slang. It can further understand and respond to various idiomatic expressions and complex sentence structures, even if they need to be more grammatically accurate.

Highly Personalized user experience

Grok AI will use its advanced algorithms to heavily tailor itself to your unique preferences to give you a completely customized user experience. It will remember details about you based on your previous queries and respond according to your tone and conversational quirks. This will contribute to a more relaxed, relatable, and realistic experience with the bot that you will often miss in other AI models of the same function. You can use it to learn more while also having a good laugh.

Who is GROK AI For

Artificial Intelligence, in general, has rapidly taken over various sectors due to its immense contribution to science, economy, and everyday life. Grok AI will serve the same purpose: making things easier. xAI emphasized that they are building Grok and other AI tools in such a way that it may pose maximum benefit to humanity. In that sense, Grok AI is for everyone. 

One of the biggest goals of Grok AI is to serve itself as the most helpful research assistant. With that aim, it is being constantly upgraded to hold accurate and up-to-date information on everything relevant and irrelevant. Its unfiltered response framework allows it to be used as a go-to search engine for finding quick and personalized answers to virtually any queries a person may have. Through this, Grok AI is not only empowering research and innovation but also making everyday decision-making a breeze.

How to Use GROK AI

At present, Grok AI is still in its beta testing phase. Access to it is restricted to a certain group of people. More specifically, the premium subscribers of X, Elon Musk’s rendition of Twitter. Moreover, even among Premium subscribers, there are still certain geographical locations where the early access of Grok is not yet available. Later on, it’s promised to become accessible to a wider range of users. 

For now, if it’s available in your area, here is how you can use Grok AI and participate in its beta testing:

Step 1: Subscribe to X premium 

Since Early Access is only available to those with the premium version of X, if you’re not subscribed already, you must first subscribe to it. There is no way to get early access without X premium because you have to verify that you are a premium member. Follow the steps below to make your X account premium:

  • Open the profile menu on the left side of the screen
  • Click on the option “Get Premium+”. On the website, this will appear as only ‘Premium.’
  • Select the ‘Subscribe & Pay’ button.
  • If your phone number is already verified, then you will be taken to the next step. Otherwise, you have to verify your phone number by typing the code sent to your phone via SMS.
  • Afterwards, you will get a bunch of instructions related to in-app purchases, depending on whether you’re on Android or iOS. After following those instructions, you can confirm your subscription payment on the website.

Once you’re done, you will have to wait for a while for your account to get reviewed and approved as a Premium account. If you are approved, you will receive a blue checkmark. There is also another way to confirm if your subscription was successful or not. To do this, you have to go to the Premium option in your navigation bar again. From there, select Preferences, and you will see a card at the top that will show you your subscription status. The Premium tier will have a ‘Manage’ option on the right to indicate that you are enrolled in the program.

Step 2: Go to Grok AI’s official site 

Go to the official website of Grok AI at https://grok.x.ai/ and click on the blue tab saying ‘Sign In With X.’ Give all the required information related to your X account, which will then be used to verify you as a Premium user before letting you into the Early Access program. If you are subscribed to the premium program but the site does not verify you as one, wait for a couple of days and try again.

Step 3: Confirm availability 

Early Access is not yet available in all the regions of the world where X Premium is available. So, despite being a premium user, you might not be able to participate in the program. In this case, you will get a message saying, “Thank you for your interest in our early access program. Early access is currently not available in your location. Please leave your email address below if you would like to get notified when you have been given access.”

Step 4: If unavailable, leave your email address 

Don’t be disheartened because xAI is still working to make Early Access available to all regions. Until that happens, you can leave your email address with them so that they can notify you about the availability as soon as it comes in.

Step 5: Explore all you want

If everything has gone well so far, then you are one of the few people in the world with early access to Grok AI. Accordingly, your X timeline will introduce Grok in the interface, and a new bar named Grok will appear on the navigation sidebar. You can try out its various features and engage with it by asking questions and playing games the way you want.

What Makes  GROK AI  Stand Out 

Grok AI is piquing the interest of people from all over the world, whether it be researchers, businesses, or the common crowd. There are a bunch of selling points for Grok AI that are making more and more people curious and eager for its official launch. Here are some of the notable aspects:

Owning a Humor Code 

Other chatbot models like ChatGPT tend to talk in a professional tone unless given specific instructions to do otherwise. But the most unique and notable feature of Grok AI is its ability to answer your questions in a witty manner, adding some humor to it in order to make your learning enjoyable. In fact, xAI describes the bot as having a bit of a ‘rebellious streak.’ 

So, the AI has been modeled to have its own personality, which makes the conversations more realistic and fun. It uses profanity instead of maintaining a polite demeanor, but it doesn’t come off as unfriendly or annoying.

Fun Mode and Regular Mode 

A humorous chatbot might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But worry not because Grok AI comes with two different modes. One is the sassy, fun one, and the other is the regular, normal one. You can see the mode on the top of your timeline. When you click on it, you will get a drop-down menu where you can find the option to switch modes.

The difference between Fun mode and Regular mode isn’t just the tone of response but, sometimes, also the content. It’s like the difference between talking with a person who is always serious and talking with someone who is rarely so. A good example was given by the Vice magazine. When asked about the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, the Regular mode Grok AI debunked the theory as false, whereas the Fun mode showed both sides.

NSFW Filter

Grok AI is marketed as being able to answer the kind of ‘spicy’ questions that ChatGPT will typically sidestep. So, with Grok, you will be able to discuss a much wider range of topics from a non-judgemental point of view. You won’t have to be worried about your conversations being filtered or any topic being restricted due to being too taboo or sensitive. You can go wild with your queries and still get a coherent response to what you were asking. That is, of course, if what you’re asking for is the kind of information that is readily available with a Google search.

Politically Neutral

One feature of ChatGPT that bothered a good number of users was the fact that it had opinions that could be considered more on the liberal, left-wing side of the political scale. In the beginning, Grok AI was the same as its responses, which reflect the vast majority of the users of X. However, Musk is working to shift the political opinions of AI to a more neutral side. Hence, regardless of your political bias, you will be able to either get a specific perspective on matters or see things from both sides.

Why You Should Use GROK AI

There are a bunch of factors that make Grok AI an ideal tool for regular use. For example:

Stay Up-to-Date with Latest Info

Since Grok AI runs on real-time data collected from X, you can always get the latest info about various world affairs from there. You can keep yourself updated on internet trends and pop culture. However, when it comes to more serious and sensitive topics, make sure to cross-check Grok AI’s information from credible sources to confirm the legitimacy of it.

Explore a Wide Range of Topics 

Grok AI will answer virtually anything you ask for without any filter whatsoever. This lets you get information about things you are hesitant to ask someone in real life about.

Get Unbiased Responses 

Grok AI has been programmed not to have any kind of political or moral bias like ChatGPT. It will tell you things as they are and let you form your own opinion based on the answer. 

Have a Good Laugh 

Grok AI’s responses are of a witty nature and also heavily personalized to your preferences and personal, conversational codes, so you will have a lot of fun joking around with it while chatting. It can lift your mood because it will be like talking to a friend of your age who just gets you.

Upcoming Grok AI Update

Grok AI is still a baby in its development stage, so tons of updates and potentials are waiting to arrive. Here are some notable research topics at xAI that you can expect in upcoming updates:

  • More time-efficient function with the help of scalable oversight.
  • Developed reasoning skills in less ambiguous and more verifiable situations.
  • Developing intelligence by processing context clues.
  • Eliminating exploitation of vulnerabilities by improving the robustness of LLMs, reward models, and monitoring systems.
  • Equipping with multimodal senses like audio and visuals.

Grok AI might be the next big thing in the AI scene. And considering the endless potential for development, it might even fully replace ChatGPT one day. If you’re interested in participating in the beta testing for Grok AI, subscribe to X Premium!


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