May 6, 2024

Elon Musk's social media platform, X (formerly Twitter), has launched a new feature called "Stories," powered by its in-house artificial intelligence, GrokAI. Exclusively available to X Premium and Premium+ subscribers, Stories aims to transform how users stay up-to-date with trending topics. The launch comes amid a fierce rivalry between X and OpenAI, the creators of the popular chatbot ChatGPT. Musk, a vocal critic of OpenAI and ChatGPT, which he considers "too woke," introduced GrokAI in December 2023, promising a more engaging and humorous AI experience.

How Stories Work

If you're an X Premium subscriber, you'll find "Stories" under the "For You" tab in the Explore section. These AI-generated summaries provide a quick and easy way to grasp trending topics without overwhelming you with lengthy articles. GrokAI goes beyond simple text summaries by factoring in conversations happening across the platform, giving you a unique perspective on trending news.

While GrokAI offers valuable insights into complex or controversial topics, X acknowledges that the AI isn't perfect. Each summary includes a disclaimer: "Grok can make mistakes, verify its outputs," encouraging users to approach the information critically and consult original sources when needed.

A Modern Take on Trending News

X's approach to trending news isn't entirely new. Under Jack Dorsey's leadership, Twitter experimented with human-curated summaries of trending topics. However, GrokAI's AI-powered summaries offer a more modern twist, potentially providing faster and more insightful overviews.

The introduction of Stories is part of a broader effort by X to enhance user experience. The platform has also launched "Community Notes" in India, allowing users to fact-check circulating information.

How to Access X Stories (for Premium Subscribers)

If you're an X Premium or Premium+ subscriber, here's how to access GrokAI-powered Stories:

  1. Open the X app and navigate to the "Explore" section.

  2. Look for the "For You" tab.

  3. Under "For You," find the "Stories" section powered by GrokAI.

Each story provides a summary of a trending topic, complete with insights from platform discussions. Remember to verify the information with original sources when necessary.

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