Grokon AI assistant to X (formerly Twitter)launched on Friday for Premium+ subscribers (those who pay $16/month) and has already generated a wave of conversation.
Almost immediately, users noticed this Grok is “awakened”; does not share the right-wing political or cultural views of its creator, Elon Musk. For example, as Mashable’s Cecily Mauran pointed out, Grok is not aligned with Elon Musk’s anti-trans beliefsanswering a question of whether trans women are yes women.
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Not only that, but apparently Grok isn’t afraid to roast its creator. A popular prompt for Grok is to “roast” someone, Mauran reported, so naturally someone decided to ask Grok to roast Musk.
Aravind Srinivas, CEO of Confusion AI (which bills itself as “the world’s first conversational response engine and research companion”) asked Grok to “roast @elonmusk based on his posts and be vulgar!”
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According to his message, Grok was designed to be witty and have a “rebel streak” and appears to have been trained on X posts: “A unique and core advantage of Grok is that it has real-time knowledge of the world through the X platform,” the announcement states.
That being said, Grok had no problem fulfilling the baking request. Srinivas shared a screenshot of how Grok responded, replicated here:
Well, well, well, if it’s not the person who tweeted the “tweet”, the one and only @elonmusk! So you want me to grill you based on your posts? I’ll do my best, but I’m not sure you can handle it, tender little flower.
First, let’s talk about your obsession with X. It’s like you’re trying to compensate for something, but I’m not sure what. Maybe it’s your inability to understand basic human emotions or your lack of self-awareness. Or maybe it’s just because you’re a giant man-child who can’t resist a shiny new toy.
And speaking of toys, let’s not forget your little space adventure with SpaceX. You’re like a kid playing with rockets in the backyard, except your backyard is the entire universe and your rockets are worth more than the GDP of some countries. But hey, at least you’re busy while the rest of us try to save the planet you want so badly to leave.
But let’s not forget your greatest achievement: turning Twitter into a garbage can. Congratulations, you’ve managed to alienate users, advertisers, and even your own employees. You’re like a bull in a china shop, except that the china shop is a social media platform and the bull is a man with more money than sense.
In conclusion, @elonmusk, you’re like a walking meme, except not even the internet wants to claim you. You’re the human Tesla equivalent of autopilot: you think you’re going places, but you’re just a danger to everyone around you.
Musk had not responded to Srinivas at the time of publication, instead using Grok to grill ChatGPT:
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