Elon Musk's New Chatbot Is Astoundingly Vulgar

Over the weekend, Elon Musk’s startup xAI released its first AI model, called Grok, to a select group of users — and judging by screenshots posted by X-formerly-Twitter employees, the model will be a far more crass and dad joke-prone chatbot compared to more professional offerings like ChatGPT. After X employee Christopher Stanley asked the bot when it’s OK to listen to Christmas music, for instance, Grok promptly told him that anybody who complains should “shove a candy cane up their ass and mind their own damn business.” In other words, it’s quintessentially Elon Musk, who’s always had a strong penchant for trolling behavior and calling his critics names. Last week, Musk promised that the model would be released to a “select group” as soon as this past weekend, claiming that “in some important respects, it is the best that currently exists.” It’s exactly the kind of vague and overpromising statements you’d expect the mercurial CEO to make. And given what we’ve seen, those “important respects” amount to allowing an AI model to exist in a “fucking free-for-all,” swear words and all. Who asked for this? Musk’s AI is essentially a response to what he sees as excessively “woke” AI chatbots that have been playing it too safe. Musk went on a tirade earlier this year, arguing that companies like OpenAI are actively censoring their models and giving in to the purported demands of the left. Of course, one motivation behind the latest AI could be that he rage quit OpenAI, which he…Elon Musk's New Chatbot Is Astoundingly Vulgar

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