Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023

Elon Musk’s Grok AI is now available in India: More expensive than ChatGPT Plus

Grok AI comes in two flavours -- fun mode and regular mode and costs more than ChatGPT Plus, when subscribed from a smartphone.

Grok AILogo of Grok AI (Image credit: xAI)

Elon Musk-owned xAI’s Grok AI is now available in India via X (formerly Twitter) for Premium+ subscribers. The subscription costs Rs 2,299 a month or Rs 22,900 a year, making it more expensive than ChatGPT Plus when subscribed from a smartphone.

When subscribed to X Premium+ from a desktop, Grok AI will cost Rs 1,300 a month or Rs 13,600 a year. Grok AI is still under the early access program and is currently limited to the top tier X subscription plan.

However, the X Premium+ subscription offers a plethora of perks, including an ad-free user experience on X, a blue check verification, the ability to monetize, the ability to create longer posts, upload high-resolution videos, the ability to edit posts, background video playback, video download, and more.


Grok’s generative language model offers two modes—fun and regular. As the name suggests, the fun mode offers responses that are more jovial in nature, while the regular mode offers standard responses. The biggest advantage of Grok AI over other language models is its ability to access real-time data from X, enabling it to construct more accurate answers even on recent trends and developments.

xAI has established that, despite being a model with 63.2 billion parameters, Grok-1 is more capable than GPT-3.5, which powers the free version of ChatGPT. The company also claims that Grok-0, the previous model with just 33 billion parameters, can outperform Meta’s LLaMA 2 with 70 billion parameters on various tasks like HumanEval coding and middle-class math word problem-solving.

Festive offer

In November, several users highlighted that Grok AI includes phrases like ‘cannot fulfil the request, as it goes against OpenAI’s use case policy,’ indicating the possible use of OpenAI’s code. However, Igor Babuschkin, the chief engineer of xAI, quickly came to the rescue of Grok and stated that the model has been trained on a vast amount of internet data, which also contains data generated by GPT. He noted that it is a very rare issue and assured that no OpenAI code was used in developing Grok.

First published on: 26-12-2023 at 09:08 IST
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