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Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices over ChatGPT integration



Musk opposes Apple’s ChatGPT threatens to ban devices

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has issued a stern warning regarding Apple’s recent announcement to integrate OpenAI’s ChatGPT into Siri and other first-party apps.

In a series of statements, Musk expressed serious security concerns and threatened to ban Apple devices from his companies if the integration goes forward.

If Apple integrates OpenAI at the OS level, then Apple devices will be banned at my companies. That is an unacceptable security violation,” Musk declared, highlighting his concerns about the potential risks involved.

Musk criticized Apple for relying on OpenAI rather than developing its own AI technology. “It’s patently absurd that Apple isn’t smart enough to make their own AI, yet is somehow capable of ensuring that OpenAI will protect your security & privacy!” he stated, questioning Apple’s decision-making process.

Furthermore, Musk questioned Apple’s ability to safeguard user data once it is shared with OpenAI. “Apple has no clue what’s actually going on once they hand your data over to OpenAI. They’re selling you down the river,” he added, emphasizing the potential risks to user privacy.

Apple’s integration of ChatGPT, announced at WWDC 2024, aims to enhance the capabilities of Siri and other system apps by leveraging OpenAI’s advanced AI technology.

According to Apple, this move will enable users to perform a variety of tasks more efficiently and with greater ease. The integration will be available on iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia later this year.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed enthusiasm for the partnership with Apple. “Very happy to be partnering with apple to integrate chatgpt into their devices later this year!

“Think you will really like it,” Altman said, emphasizing a shared commitment to safety and innovation.

Apple has yet to respond to Musk’s opposition to Apple’s ChatGPT, but the controversy adds a new dimension to the ongoing debate over AI integration and data security in consumer technology.

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