Grok vs. ChatGPT: A Detailed Comparison  

Elon Musk, the tech magnate known for his ground-breaking initiatives, has done it again. His artificial intelligence company, xAI, has introduced its first AI model, Grok AI Bot, marking the beginning of a new competition in the conversational AI space. With Grok xAI, Musk aims to challenge the dominance of established models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

The large language model (LLM) by Musk xAI takes inspiration from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and is described as having a “touch of humor” and a “rebellious streak,” as per a statement released by xAI.

Grok xAI also has real-time access to information through the X platform, providing a competitive edge over other chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

To showcase the chatbot’s capabilities, Musk shared a side-by-side comparison of Grok answering a question about a recent interview he had with Joe Rogan, compared with another AI bot that he claimed did not have the latest information.

Grok Vs. ChatGPT: Insight into Key Differences

Grok has been trained through a custom training and inference stack depending on Kubernetes, Rust, and JAX. It operates with a customer LLM called Grok-1, trained in real-time using data from the X social media platform and web-scraped data.

In contrast, ChatGPT is based on the GPT-3.5 or GPT-4.0 LLMs, which are exclusively trained using publicly accessible internet data. Here’s a comparison of features between ChatGPT and Grok:

Data sources:

  • Grok AI: Real-time data from the X platform
  • ChatGPT: Diverse and extensive dataset


  • Grok AI: Limited beta testing
  • ChatGPT: Publicly accessible


  • Grok AI: Real-time information, intuitive responses
  • ChatGPT: Large dataset, ability to generate creative text formats


  • Grok AI: Restricted accessibility, less established
  • ChatGPT: Lack of real-time information, potential for bias


  • Grok AI: The GPT-3.5 model used in the free version of ChatGPT was trained up to September 2022, meaning it can only provide accurate information up to that date. Technically, the same is true for GPT-4, but it excels in learning and responding to current information when prompted through ChatGPT.
  • ChatGPT: The beta version of Grok is presently accessible to a restricted number of users in the US. Soon, it will become available to X Premium+ subscribers, priced at $17 per month, making it more expensive than ChatGPT+.

Grok Vs. ChatGPT: The better AI Chatbot

Grok-1 exhibits remarkable capabilities as it scores 63.2% on the HumanEval coding task and 73% on MMLU. While it may not surpass GPT-4, xAI asserts that Grok-1 has significantly improved over Grok-0 in a relatively short time.

On the GSM8k benchmark, which specifically assesses middle-class math word problems, Grok-1 gains 62.9%, outperforming GPT-3.5 and LLaMa 2, though falling behind Palm 2, Claude 2, and GPT-4.

Grok-1 performs strongly across several benchmarks like MMLU, HumanEval, a Python code generation test, and MATHS, which covers middle and high school math exams.

In a manually graded test, Grok-1 scored 59% in the 2023 Hungarian national high school mathematics finals, surpassing Claude 2’s 55% but falling short of GPT-4’s 68%.

These results indicate that Grok-1 is more capable than OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 but less advanced than the latest GPT-4. xAI claims that Grok-1, despite utilizing less training data, can compete effectively with models that demand larger datasets and greater computational resources.


Grok AI bot emerges as a strong and innovative conversational AI solution. Its ability to compete effectively with OpenAI’s ChatGPT models like GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, requiring larger datasets and more computational power, signifies its potential for future growth and development. The competition between Grok and ChatGPT promises to drive advancements in conversational AI, ultimately benefiting users with more capable and responsive chatbots.


Anjali Goyal

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