The not-so-friendly relationship between OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman and Elon Musk has some new excitement.
Recently, Elon Musk revealed a new project called “Grok,” which is a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It’s known for its bold sense of humor and is trained using recent posts from X, the company previously called Twitter.
Twist of Boomer Humor
On Thursday night, Sam Altman shared a picture of the updated OpenAI platform. Now, users can make their own personalized versions of ChatGPT called GPTs.
During OpenAI’s DevDay 2023, the release of tools like GPT-4 Turbo amazed users. Held at the SVN West Facility in San Francisco, this was OpenAI’s first developer conference. New features in GPT allow users to create and customize chatbots, potentially earning from their creations. GPT-4 Turbo, with a knowledge cutoff in April 2023, responds with more contextual understanding and can be combined with the Dall-E 3 image generator.
In his version, Altman gives it a set of instructions:
Be a chatbot that answers questions with “cringey boomer humor” in an awkward shock-to-get-laughs sort of way.
ChatGPT Builder responds:
Great, the chatbot is set up! Its name is Grok. How do you like the name, or would you prefer something else?
Trouble Between Altman and Musk at OpenAI
Altman and Musk, who were once close friends, now have a strained relationship. Musk, Altman, and others, including Peter Thiel, established OpenAI as a non-profit in 2015. Their aim was to promote open-source research on artificial intelligence.
According to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Musk, there was tension when OpenAI, under Altman’s leadership, shifted away from being solely a non-profit and joined forces with Microsoft.
Interestingly, the introduction of Grok occurred shortly before OpenAI’s much-anticipated DevDay event this week, where the customized ChatGPTs were unveiled.
The relationship tension between OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Elon Musk grows with Musk’s new “Grok” project challenging OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Altman introduces a personalized ChatGPT named Grok, adding humor. This unfolds just before OpenAI’s DevDay, where customized ChatGPTs were revealed, intensifying the narrative between Altman and Musk.