The artificial intelligence startup founded by Elon Musk, has announced the imminent launch of an upgraded version of its chatbot Grok. The new iteration, dubbed Grok-1.5, is set to debut on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, in the coming days, according to a statement released by xAI.

Among the enhancements touted by the startup, one of the most significant is the improved performance of Grok-1.5 in coding and mathematics-related tasks. This development underscores xAI’s ongoing efforts to refine its AI technologies and provide users with more powerful and versatile tools.

Founded as an alternative to tech giants like Microsoft-backed OpenAI and Alphabet’s Google, xAI aims to develop AI systems focused on “maximum truth-seeking.” Elon Musk launched the startup last year with a vision of creating AI that prioritises accuracy and transparency.

In December, xAI introduced Grok to Premium+ subscribers of X, marking a milestone in its efforts to expand the reach of its AI capabilities. Now, with the impending release of Grok-1.5, the startup is poised to further solidify its position in the AI market.

Notably, Elon Musk recently announced plans to open-source Grok, signalling a commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation within the AI community. This decision came shortly after Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that the organisation had strayed from its original mission in pursuit of profit.

As xAI continues to push the boundaries of AI technology, the launch of Grok-1.5 represents another step forward in its quest to deliver advanced, truth-seeking AI solutions to users worldwide. With the promise of improved performance and functionality, the new version of Grok is poised to make waves in the AI landscape.