Updated June 11th, 2024 at 14:40 IST

Why Elon Musk is Threatening to Ban Apple Devices?

Apple unveiled a range of AI features across its apps and operating systems, announcing a partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT technology to its devices

Reported by: Digital Desk
Why Elon Musk is threatening to ban Apple devices | Image:AP
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New Delhi: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of X (formerly Twitter), issued a warning that he would ban Apple devices at his companies if Apple integrates OpenAI at the operating system level. "That is an unacceptable security violation. And visitors will have to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage," Musk said in a post on X.

This comes after Apple unveiled a range of AI features across its apps and operating systems, announcing a partnership with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT technology to its devices. Apple emphasized that its AI development prioritizes privacy, using a combination of on-device processing and cloud computing to enable these features.  "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!" Musk said on X.

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It was unlikely that anyone would follow Musk's lead, Ben Bajarin, CEO of consulting firm Creative Strategies, said, adding that Apple was trying to educate people that private cloud was as secure as keeping data on a device. "What (Apple) is trying to now add to the narrative is when (data) leaves and goes to the secure private cloud, it's similarly taking that same user data anonymization and firewalling of that information to you. Apple really never sees that," he said.

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Earlier this year in March, Musk sued OpenAI, which he co-founded in 2015, along with its CEO Sam Altman, claiming they strayed from the startup's original mission to develop AI for the benefit of humanity and not for profit. In response, Musk has founded his own startup, xAI, aiming to challenge OpenAI and create an alternative to the popular chatbot ChatGPT.

(With Inputs From Reuters)

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 14:40 IST