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Musk declares war on Apple: threatens to ban devices over ‘creepy spyware’ AI integration | The Gateway expert




Musk declares war on Apple: threatens to ban devices over 'creepy spyware' AI integration |  The Gateway expert

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and X (formerly Twitter), has declared war on big tech Apple.

The tech mogul is threatening to ban Apple devices from his businesses unless Apple abandons its plans to integrate OpenAI’s awakened ChatGPT technology into its operating system.

Apple announced Monday that it would integrate ChatGPT into iOS, iPadOS and macOS. This integration would give users access to ChatGPT’s capabilities, including understanding images and documents, without having to switch between tools. Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, could also tap into ChatGPT’s intelligence if necessary.

“We’re excited to partner with Apple to bring ChatGPT to their users in a new way. Apple shares our commitment to security and innovation, and this partnership aligns with OpenAI’s mission to make advanced AI accessible to everyone. Together with Apple, we are making it easier for people to benefit from what AI has to offer.” said Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.

“It’s personal, powerful and private, and it’s integrated into the apps you rely on every day. Introducing Apple Intelligence, our next chapter in AI,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

In response to Tim Cook’s announcement, Musk said: “I don’t want it. Stop this creepy spyware or all Apple devices will be banned from my companies’ buildings.”

In a separate message, Musk added: “If Apple integrates OpenAI at the operating system level, Apple devices will be banned at my companies. That is an unacceptable breach of security. And visitors will have to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage.”

Musk has expressed serious concerns about the potential privacy and security implications of Apple’s partnership with OpenAI. He believes that by handing over user data to OpenAI, Apple is essentially ‘selling’ [users] downstream” and has “no idea what is really going on” once the data leaves their control.

Elon Musk says it is “not out of the question” that he will make his own phone or collaborate with other companies to develop one.