Elon Musk warns that he will ban Apple devices if OpenAI is integrated at the operating system level

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday that he would ban the use of Apple devices in his companies if the iPhone maker integrates OpenAI at the operating system level.

“This is an unacceptable safety breach,” Musk, CEO of the electric vehicle maker Tesla and rocket designer SpaceX and owner of a social media company Xhe stated in a post on X.

“Visitors will need to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage,” he said.

Apple and OpenAI did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo: EPA-EFE
Earlier in the day, Apple announced a range of AI features across its apps and operating platforms and a partnership with OpenAI to provide ChatGPT technology for your devices.

Apple said it has built privacy-first AI and will use a combination of on-device and cloud computing to power these features.

“It’s patently absurd that Apple isn’t smart enough to create its own AI, yet is somehow able to ensure that OpenAI will protect your security and privacy!” Musk he said on X.
In early March, Musk sued OpenAI, which he co-founded in 2015, and its CEO Sam Altmanclaiming that they had abandoned the startup’s original mission of developing artificial intelligence for the benefit of humanity, not for profit.

Musk also founded his own startup, xAI, looking to challenge OpenAI and build an alternative to the viral ChatGPT chatbot.

In the last financing round, xAI was valued at $24 billion, during which it raised $6 billion in Series B financing.