Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple

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Elon Musk threatens to ban employees of his companies from using Apple devices if Apple integrates ChatGPT into its devices.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is threatening to ban employees at his companies from using Apple devices if the tech giant goes ahead with plans to integrate an artificial intelligence feature into their devices.

Musk, who launched his own AI adventure last year, claims that the recently revealed Apple software integration, expected to take effect later this year, constitutes "an unacceptable security breach."

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"If Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS [operating system] level, then Apple devices will be banned from my companies," Musk said on X aka Twitter. He added that visitors will also be asked to drop off their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a box capable of blocking certain electromagnetic fields.

The threat came after Apple announced that it is working with ChatGPT maker OpenAI to integrate the technology into its devices, including the iPhone, iPad and MacBook. The AI services highlighted by Apple include context-driven notifications, basic image generation, and writing and proofreading tools. The company's reach is expected to be significant, as there are over a billion iPhone users worldwide, many of whom are getting their first taste of AI tools through Apple products.

However, Musk claims that the new collaboration is a step in the wrong direction in terms of the security and protection of users' data. " It is patently absurd that Apple is not smart enough to make their own AI, yet is able to ensure that OpenAI will protect your security and privacy," he wrote. "Apple doesn't know what's actually going on when they hand over your data to OpenAI."

Earlier this year, Musk sued OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman, claiming the company has betrayed its originally stated goal of using AI technology to benefit humanity. Musk helped fund OpenAI in its early years and also served on the company's board from 2015 to 2018 before stepping down to focus on Tesla's autonomous driving goals.

According to the lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, Musk, Altman and company president Greg Brockman had agreed that OpenAI should be run as a non-profit for the public benefit. The lawsuit alleges that OpenAI had also agreed to make its code open source, meaning anyone would be able to inspect, modify and improve it.

But in the lawsuit, Musk alleges that by partnering with Microsoft, OpenAI has become a "closed-source de facto subsidiary of the world's largest technology company" that seeks "to maximize profits for Microsoft, rather than for the benefit of humanity."

Microsoft committed to a $1 billion investment in OpenAI in 2019 and signed an agreement that gave Microsoft exclusive rights to the AI products OpenAI creates. That license is expected to expire if and when OpenAI ever achieves artificial general intelligence — a theoretical state in which AI will match or exceed human cognitive abilities.

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