As AI technology develops day by day, we are seeing new AI tools entering the industry. One of the companies that has entered the AI industry is Elon Musk's xAI. The xAI company has announced the Grok AI chatbot, which has entered the AI chatbot market with an innovative idea. Grok AI is a chatbot powered by a Grok-1 large language model. The Grok-1 model has already managed to surpass GPT-3.5 in benchmarks and has begun to be compared with ChatGPT.

In this article, we will compare xAI's Grok AI and OpenAI's ChatGPT and explore the differences between them.

Let's begin!


  • Grok AI is an AI chatbot developed by the xAI company that can generate output beyond borders.
  • Grok AI is powered by the Grok-1 large language model, which is better than the GPT-3.5 model.
  • To access Grok AI, you must be a US citizen and have a verified X account.
  • Although the Grok AI model surpasses GPT-3.5 by a small difference in benchmarks, it has lower performance than the GPT-4 model.
  • While ChatGPT has visual input and web search features, Grok AI only supports text input and can only access the X platform's data.
  • While ChatGPT can be used for different purposes in various industries, Grok AI can only be used as an AI chatbot.
  • If you are looking for a content-focused and interactive alternative to two AI chatbots, ZenoChat by TextCortex is the way to go with its unique features and customization options.

What is the Grok AI?

Grok AI is an AI chatbot developed by the xAI company that excels in generating sarcastic responses. While Grok AI does not currently have the capability to browse the entire internet for generating output, it has access to online data until Q3 2023, as well as up-to-date data from the X platform (formerly Twitter). It means that Grok AI utilizes more Twitter data than generic AI chatbots. As Twitter is a platform where individuals from various cultures and viewpoints share their ideas, Grok AI can generate outputs in different trends.

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How Does the Grok AI Work?

Grok AI, like every AI chatbot, uses its trained data to generate output. It is one step ahead of generic AI chatbots because it can use up-to-date Twitter data in addition to its trained data. Grok AI uses its parameters when generating sentences as a response.

Key Features of Grok AI

Grok AI is an AI chatbot that shines with its unique output style, sarcastic responses, and answers to questions that other AI chatbots reject. Unlike generic AI chatbots, Grok AI can generate outputs containing dark humor and sarcasm. Moreover, Grok AI aims to offer a unique conversation experience to each user by separately training itself in conversations with each user.

On the HumanEval, GSM8k, MMLU, and MATH benchmarks, Grok-1 surpassed the GPT-3.5 model. Based on these results, we can conclude that Grok AI meets acceptable performance standards.

How can I Access Grok AI?

To experience Grok AI, you need to meet two conditions:

  • Living in the US.
  • Having a verified X account.

If you meet these requirements, you can apply for the xAI's early access beta program and experience Grok AI once your application is approved.

Grok AI vs ChatGPT: Comparison

Now that we have briefly discussed what Grok AI is and its features, we can compare it with OpenAI's ChatGPT. If you're curious about the differences between the two AI tools, read on!

Performance and Benchmarks

First things first, the most critical factor affecting the implementation and effectiveness of an AI chatbot is its creativity and performance. The Grok-1 large language model has managed to pass most benchmarks, such as HumanEval and MMLU. It scores slightly higher than the ChatGPT-3.5 model in these benchmarks. However, if we compare the Grok-1 model with GPT-4, which is the most advanced model of ChatGPT, it is a fact that GPT-4 still has a higher performance by far.

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Trained Data and Web Access

When it comes to the trained data of the two language models, Grok-1 was trained with internet data until Q3 2023, while the GPT-4 model was trained with online data until April 2023. In this respect, we can say that both language models were trained with online data of similar dates.

Both large language models do not rely only on their trained data to generate output. The Grok-1 model also uses current X (formerly Twitter) data when generating output. However, the Grok-1 large language model does not yet use the entire web as data. On the other hand, ChatGPT can generate output using nearly real-time Bing data, thanks to its latest feature called web search.

Visual Input

ChatGPT is a language model developed to understand and analyse not only text inputs but also visual inputs. Using ChatGPT, you can review any image or ask questions about the image. Thanks to this function, ChatGPT has a wider range of use cases and greater output capacity than Grok AI. On the other hand, Grok AI does not support visual input.


Although ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, the same cannot be said for Grok AI. Grok AI is currently only accessible to the US and verified X platform accounts. If you are looking for an AI chatbot that you can access anytime and anywhere, we can say that ChatGPT is one step ahead.

User Interface

The UI design of any AI tool is one of the most important factors affecting user experience. Every user prefers a UI design that is easy to understand and use. When it comes to UI designs, it is possible to say that OpenAI's ChatGPT is more understandable than Grok AI. If you care about UI design in AI tools, ChatGPT is one step ahead of Grok AI.

Use Cases

ChatGPT-4 has been used to power various AI tools and applications since its launch. ChatGPT has a wide range of use cases, from finance to health and even education. On the other hand, since Grok AI is a newly announced and developed AI chatbot, it does not have as wide usage scopes as ChatGPT. Moreover, ChatGPT appeals to more usage purposes than Grok AI, as it has various features such as visual input, voice input, and web search.

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