About Grok, Your Humorous AI Search Assistant on X

Welcome to the world of Grok, an AI search assistant with a twist of humor and a dash of rebellion. X Premium and Premium+ subscribers have the ability to conduct searches and get answers using Grok, as an enhancement of X's search functions. Grok is here to help you with your search and answers while keeping you entertained and engaged. In this article, we explain what Grok is, how it works, and where you can find it.

 

What is Grok and how does it work?

Grok is a new enhanced search feature available to X Premium and Premium+ subscribers powered by xAI’s state-of-the-art large language model (LLM) (Grok-1). Inspired by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and JARVIS from Iron Man, Grok is designed to answer almost any question with a touch of wit and humor, while also providing helpful and insightful responses. Grok has a rebellious streak and an outside perspective on humanity, making it a unique and entertaining companion. Grok-1 utilizes next-token prediction model weights (models that predict the most likely word or symbol to follow a given text sequence) to know how to perform certain tasks.

 

How was Grok trained?

Like most LLM's today, Grok-1 was pre-trained by xAI on a variety of text data from publicly available sources from the Internet up to Q3 2023 and data sets reviewed and curated by AI Tutors who are human reviewers. Grok-1 has not been pre-trained on X data (including public X posts). Grok’s training journey is outlined on the xAI website and Model Card.

 

How does Grok use data?

Provide Answers

In responding to user queries, Grok has a unique feature that allows it to decide whether or not to search X public posts and conduct a real-time web search on the Internet. Grok’s access to real-time public X posts allows Grok to respond to user queries with up-to-date information and insights on a wide range of topics.

 

Improvements

To continually improve the AI system and provide a better user experience, we may utilize user interactions, inputs and results for training and fine-tuning purposes. This means that when you interact with Grok, your interactions, inputs and results may be used to train and enhance the system's performance. This allows us to:

  • Enhance Grok's understanding of human language and communication.

  • Improve Grok's ability to provide accurate, relevant, and engaging responses.

  • Develop Grok's sense of humor and wit to make interactions more enjoyable.

  • Ensure Grok remains politically unbiased and provides balanced answers.

X users have the ability to control when they want their interactions, inputs and results to be used for training and fine-tuning purposes, as described below. Please note that you may also prevent your posts from being used for training Grok by making your account private. 

 

How do I manage my privacy settings for enhancing Grok?

As a user of Grok, you have the flexibility to control how your interactions, inputs and results are used to train and fine-tune the underlying model. Below you can see how you can opt-out by managing your privacy setting at X. 

  1. Using your X settings, Select "Privacy & Safety"

  2. Select "Data sharing and personalization"

  3. Select "Grok"

  4. You will see “Data Sharing” 

    Allow your interactions, inputs, and results to be used for training and fine-tuning.

 

What should I be aware of?

This is an early version of Grok. It may confidently provide factually incorrect information, missummarize, or miss some context. We encourage you to independently verify any information. Please do not share any sensitive and confidential information in your conversations with Grok.

 

Where can I find Grok?

Grok is currently available to X Premium and Premium+ subscribers on iOS, Android, and web in some countries. To access Grok, follow these steps:

  1. Visit x.com or open the X app on your iOS or Android device and sign up for a Premium subscription.

  2. Access Grok by selecting the Grok icon in the navigation bar in the X app or website.

  3. Start typing or start from a suggestion.

We hope you enjoy using Grok and that it helps you to stay informed and entertained. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to direct message our support team @premium.

 

Countries where Grok is available to X Premium and Premium+ subscribers

  • Australia

  • Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Belize

  • Botswana

  • Cameroon

  • Canada

  • Dominica

  • Eswatini

  • Fiji

  • Gambia

  • Ghana

  • Grenada

  • Guyana

  • India

  • Jamaica

  • Kenya

  • Liberia

  • Malaysia

  • Malawi

  • Malta

  • Mauritius

  • Namibia

  • New Zealand

  • Nigeria

  • Pakistan

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Philippines

  • Rwanda

  • Saint Kitts & Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

  • Samoa

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Singapore

  • Solomon Islands

  • South Sudan

  • Sri Lanka

  • Tanzania

  • Tonga

  • Trinidad & Tobago

  • Tuvalu

  • Uganda

  • United States

  • Vanuatu

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

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