Updated February 26th, 2024 at 01:53 IST

Elon Musk Buys Laptop, Slams Microsoft; Says 'Giving Their AI Access to My PC is Messed Up'

Musk criticised the device's requirement for creating a Microsoft account, stating that it raised concerns about granting access to his computer.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk | Image:AP
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New Delhi: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, took to his own social media platform on Sunday to express his frustration with a new PC laptop purchase. Musk criticised the device's requirement for creating a Microsoft account, stating that it raised concerns about granting the AI of the said organisation access to his computer. "This is messed up," the Executive Chairman of Tesla added.

In his tweet, he also mentioned the absence of a previously available option to bypass this step.

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Musk said in his social media post, "Just bought a new PC laptop and it won’t let me use it unless I create a Microsoft account, which also means giving their AI access to my computer! This is messed up. There used to be an option to skip signing into or creating a Microsoft account. Are you seeing this too?"

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In a follow-up quote tweet, Musk also wrote, "This is not cool of Microsoft."

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Published February 26th, 2024 at 01:50 IST