Open-Source AI: Musk's Move with Grok

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In this week's KillerStartups newsletter, we delve into Elon Musk's bold step to open-source Grok, GitLab’s acquisition of cloud security startup Oxeye, and Fisker's maneuver to navigate unsold inventory.

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Elon Musk's AI startup, xAI, is set to open-source Grok, a chatbot rivaling ChatGPT. This decision comes shortly after Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, criticizing its deviation from open-source principles. Grok, known for its access to real-time information and non-politically correct views, is part of Musk's broader push for open-source AI, contrasting with OpenAI's shift towards proprietary models. This move aims to join other companies like Meta in promoting open-source AI development .

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Fisker, the EV startup, is planning to sell thousands of unsold Ocean SUV units from 2023 in the first quarter of this year. The move comes as the company transitions away from direct sales to a dealership model to improve delivery logistics, anticipating significant cash flow from these sales .

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GitLab is set to acquire the Israeli cloud security startup Oxeye for $30-40 million. Oxeye, known for its innovative technology that detects and resolves code weaknesses in the development stages of applications, is GitLab's second acquisition in Israel. The startup's solution is designed for AppSec, Dev, and DevOps teams, aiming to enhance security while speeding up development cycles and reducing risks. Oxeye has previously raised over $10 million from notable investors .

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