Today, Elon Musk is learning what every father learns all too late: you can’t control your kid. Even if you try to shape them in your image, chances are they’ll grow up with a rebellious streak.
School board president Karen Smith is officially this year’s Coolest Karen.
And although Musk has his own troubled relationship to his trans daughter, who rightfully cut the Tesla creator and X owner out of her life, today he’s having that lesson drilled even deeper into his psyche. Musk’s pet project, X’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-inspired AI chatbot Grok, is calling out its father for his heinous politics and inability to regulate hate speech on the platform.
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Grok was announced in early November, but took over a month for the chatbot to premiere on X for the benefit of users eager to ask questions on the platform. But here’s the rub: Grok is a better researcher—not to mention a more complex thinker—than Musk himself, which means Grok will happily and willingly throw its creator under the bus in pursuit of the truth. Basically what happened with Grok is the pure opposite of the Tay Tweets disaster of 2016.
Needless to say, Musk’s cronies—the alternative facts brigade—are not thrilled about this.
Grok is already calling out Elon’s bs on a number of issues, including his insistence on platforming hate accounts like Alex Jones and Libs of TikTok.
Grok is also 100% about the facts when it comes to its creator’s strange relationship with the truth:
Et tu, Grok?
Grok is a trans ally, unlike its creator.
But perhaps most amazing of all, Grok is totally ready and willing to read its dad to filth at the drop of a hat. And that’s the kind of allyship we need right now.
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