Elon Musk attracts a billion in investments for his AI project xAI

Elon Musk attracts investments for xAI, a unique AI project competing with ChatGPT

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Elon Musk intends to invest a substantial amount, around a billion dollars, in his new artificial intelligence project, named xAI. Launched this year, the project aims to gather the necessary investments by selling part of its shares.

Significant progress in financing has already been achieved, with over 130 million dollars collected from several investors.

xAI stands out from competitors like Microsoft's Bing AI, Google's Bard, and OpenAI's ChatGPT with its unique approach to exploring truth and the universe. It is developed with a focus on curiosity, bypassing traditional moral constraints of AI.

Musk is actively attracting investors, offering them a stake in his startup during a period of intensifying competition in the AI field. The company also introduced a new chatbot, Grot, which will be available to users of the social platform X and as a separate application.


This chatbot is unique in its basis on a well-known science fiction novel and its rapid mastery of internet knowledge.

The xAI team consists of outstanding AI specialists, recruited from leading technology companies and universities. Musk emphasized his preference for creating a new startup to attract talents who were reluctant to work in larger, more established companies.

It was previously known that Elon Musk is implementing the artificial intelligence Grok, developed by his startup xAI, into Tesla electric cars to enhance the interaction between drivers and vehicles.

Grok, whose design is inspired by the famous science fiction work "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," is characterized by its sarcastic approach and ability to respond to complex or provocative questions that are typically not processed by other AI systems.


There is not yet complete clarity regarding how exactly Grok will be integrated into Tesla cars, but Musk hopes that the implementation of this AI will enhance Tesla vehicles' computational capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence.

Soon, Tesla owners will be able to interact with Grok using voice commands. The AI is expected to adapt to individual driver preferences, such as in climate control system management, functioning as an innovative voice assistant.


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