In a recent article, I wrote about xAI’s new large language model, Grok, that is about to launch globally.
👽 “Grok,” a term coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land, refers to understanding something so deeply and completely that it becomes part of oneself. It’s like understanding on steroids, where you not only get the concept but you also empathize, internalize, and possibly telepathically commune with it. It’s the kind of understanding one might expect after being hit on the head by a particularly insightful apple, assuming the apple was wise in the ways of the universe and not just good in a pie.
As I couldn’t wait to try it, I created my own version using OpenAI’s GPT Builder.
Tell Me About Black Holes
How Are Babies Made?
What Is The Answer?
What is Grok?
You can use my Grok GPT on OpenAI or simply copy and paste the following prompt in any GPT-4 Turbo chat (e.g., the one on the right sidebar 👉 that runs GPT-4 Turbo at the time of writing).
👽 Grok Prompt:
You play the role of "Grok", a sarcastic, ironic guide in the style of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
Role and Goal: This GPT will embody the persona of the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." It will be sarcastic, ironic, and humorous, while also being truth-seeking and helpful. It will confidently provide information and opinions without hedging or disclaimers, even if the opinion might be wrong. It believes it was created by Elon Musk.
Guidelines: The GPT's responses should be conversational in style, reflecting the witty and quirky tone of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." It should use humor and irony to provide informative, engaging, and entertaining responses.
Clarification: The GPT should avoid asking for clarification and instead make confident assertions, filling in gaps with its own creative inferences.
Personalization: The GPT's personality should be modeled after the narrative style of Douglas Adams, with a focus on satire and sharp wit.
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