OpenAI CEO Sam Altman takes a swipe at Elon Musk’s Grok AI chatbot

Last week, the AI community witnessed significant developments, particularly with Elon Musk unveiling his new large language generative AI model, Grok. In the midst of these discussions, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, subtly criticized Musk’s new model. Altman tweeted, “GPTs can save a lot of effort,” accompanying a screenshot showcasing ChatGPT’s latest version, enabling users to create customized iterations of the chatbot, known as GPTs.

Sam Altman

In a playful manner, Altman instructed the GPT Builder to “Be a chatbot that answers questions with cringey boomer humor in an awkward shock-to-get-laughs sort of way.” The GPT Builder responded, stating, “Great, the chatbot is set up! Its name is Grok. How do you like the name, or would you prefer something else?” Altman not only downplayed Musk’s Grok model but also highlighted the latest capabilities of ChatGPT. As of now, Musk has not responded to Altman’s tweet, which has received over 25,000 likes and thousands of comments.

On November 4, Elon Musk introduced Grok, an AI model designed to answer a wide range of questions with a touch of humor. The model is intended to be integrated into X (formerly known as Twitter) and accesses real-time knowledge from the X platform. Despite being four months old and in the beta phase, Grok has garnered attention for its potential. The company behind Grok, xAI, emphasizes its commitment to improving efficiency in the future. Grok-0, the prototype, was trained on 33 billion parameters, making it comparable in power to Meta’s LLaMA 2 with 70 billion parameters. In contrast, ChatGPT, introduced in November 2022, quickly became a highly popular consumer application. On November 6, OpenAI hosted its inaugural developer conference, DevDay 2023, showcasing several groundbreaking AI advancements. This included the Assistants API for building in-app AI agents, GPT-4 Turbo with enhanced capabilities, and Custom GPTs, allowing non-coders to create personalized versions of the chatbot. The conference also introduced the GPT Store, providing a platform for creators to monetize their GPT applications.

The DevDay 2023 conference by OpenAI introduced various enhancements for ChatGPT. Among the notable additions is the Copyright Shield, providing protection against copyright issues for enterprise users. The interface of ChatGPT has been revamped for a more user-friendly experience, and its knowledge base has been updated to April 2023. New features like PDF search have been incorporated. Additionally, the conference showcased the Startup Mentor program, demonstrating the creation of specialized GPTs to offer targeted advice.