So, check this out – there’s this new AI company, right? And it’s owned by a billionaire. Named Elon Musk, but you didn’t hear it from me. Anyway, this AI startup is called xAI, and it’s doing some crazy stuff. It’s based in Nevada and it just adopted this for-profit benefit corporate structure, similar to other companies like OpenAI and Anthropic.
According to reports, this new approach is supposed to help the company do some good for society while also kind of giving the shareholders less power. It’s all in this filing from Nevada that came out at the end of November.
When Musk first talked about xAI back in March, he said he wanted to “understand the true nature of the universe.” Pretty deep, right? And now this company is collaborating with X and Tesla.
Now, here’s where it gets really interesting. xAI is all about AI and science. They want to build AI to speed up human scientific discovery. On the other hand, Anthropic, another AI startup, is more focused on building reliable AI systems and understanding the risks and opportunities of AI.
And get this – Musk has been vocal about the potential dangers of advanced AI. In fact, he and a bunch of top AI researchers signed an open letter last year calling for a temporary halt on training powerful AI systems.
But wait, there’s more. xAI just launched this new AI model called Grok AI, and it’s already being used in India. The catch? It’s not free. Smartphone users have to cough up Rs 2,299 per month, and desktop users are looking at Rs 1,300 a month.
So, there you have it folks. Some wild stuff happening in the AI world.