Merging xAI with X App
Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup, xAI, will be merged with his social platform and aspirant everything app, X. Musk announced the merger on Sunday, a day after xAI launched its first product to rival popular AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.
The merger will see xAI integrated into the X app, which Musk acquired for $44 billion last year. Additionally, xAI will also be available as a standalone app.
Response to User Query
Musk’s announcement came in response to a user’s query about the availability of xAI as a separate app. Musk gave no specific timeline for the release of the standalone app or the joint operation. Details about the features and availability of the apps are yet to be revealed.
Grok – xAI’s First AI Model
On Friday, Musk unveiled xAI’s first AI model called Grok. Grok, designed to answer questions with humor, was launched as a beta product exclusively for X’s paid subscribers. Musk emphasized that Grok has a distinct advantage over other AI models as it has real-time access to the X platform.
While xAI and X Corp share a leader and similar names, they remain separate entities. xAI clarified on its website that although it works closely with X, Tesla, and other companies, it operates independently.
xAI’s Mission and Rapid Progress
xAI was launched by Musk in July with a mission to understand the true nature of the universe. Musk highlighted the company’s rapid progress, with its computational capabilities doubling every 2 to 3 months.
Elon Musk’s Wealth and Ventures
According to Forbes, Elon Musk’s net worth is estimated at $230.9 billion, making him the world’s richest person. His wealth comes from valuable companies like Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and Boring Company. Musk was a co-founder and early backer of OpenAI but later stepped away.