OpenAI’s Sam Altman doesn’t believe that any AI device will eclipse the iPhone’s popularity
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman claims that he has no interest in competing in the smartphone market, in particular with Apple’s iPhone. He made this statement during the Tech Live event organized by The Wall Street Journal, writes Gizmodo.
This is how the OpenAI CEO commented on rumors about the potential development of an unknown product based on artificial intelligence. The relevant information appeared in September of this year.
At the time, it was reported that Sam Altman was discussing an unknown project with former Apple chief designer Jony Ive, who is known as the chief designer of the iMac, MacBook, iPod, iPhone, and other Apple devices.
Details of the negotiations were unknown. But informed sources said that the talks were about creating “new hardware for the era of artificial intelligence.”
So now Sam Altman has clarified the situation a bit. According to him, he does not believe that any device with artificial intelligence will eclipse the popularity of the iPhone. Therefore, he is “not interested in trying to compete with the smartphone,” because it is “phenomenal at what it does.”
By the way, in September, OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot received a major update. It was taught to understand voice commands, respond with a synthesized voice, and recognize images.