Musk is threatening to ban the use of iPhones and other Apple devices in his company

Elon Musk was not very impressed with Apple’s new partnership with OpenAI unveiled on Monday and vowed to ban the iPhone maker’s devices from his companies if they pursue artificial intelligence plans.

In a post on his X platform, Musk said he would impose a ban if Apple “integrates OpenAI at the (operating system) level,” describing such an event as an “unacceptable security breach.” The billionaire added that visitors will also “have to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage.”

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On Monday at its global developer conference, Apple announced that it plans to introduce a new set of AI tools to its operating systems, including iPhones, iPads and Macs. Some of the new features will use technology from OpenAI – the company best known as the creator of ChatGPT. ChatGPT itself will be integrated with Apple’s digital assistant Siri and other tools.

“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 wrote in another post on X. “Apple has no idea what’s actually going on when it gives your data to OpenAI. They sell you down the river.

X’s “Community Notes” feature – which Musk himself introduced to the site after the Twitter acquisition – added contextual information to one of Musk’s other angry tweets, in which he claimed that Apple “doesn’t protect privacy at all” by “giving your data to a third party” – party artificial intelligence that they do not understand and cannot create themselves.

The note said Musk’s assumptions “misrepresent” what was announced, explaining that Apple Intelligence is actually “the company’s own creation.” “You have control over when ChatGPT is used, and you will be asked before any of your information is shared,” Apple says.

OpenAI separately said that privacy safeguards “are built in when accessing ChatGPT within Siri and writing tools,” adding that users’ IP addresses are hidden and their requests are not stored by OpenAI.

Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but left the company three years later. He has since founded rival artificial intelligence company xAI and become a vocal critic of OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman.

Musk filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing Altman and his company of betraying OpenAI’s original purpose by pursuing profit rather than creating technology that benefits humanity (OpenAI claimed that Musk actually supported the idea of ​​creating a for-profit entity to control). .

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