During the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman clarified that the company does not plan to create an AI-powered device with former Apple design chief Jony Ive.
For the uninitiated, The Information reported last month that former Apple design chief Jony Ive was working with OpenAI to create an “iPhone of AI” and that the initiative had already attracted high-profile investors, including SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and Microsoft, which already backs OpenAI in its generative AI endeavors.
Now, as discovered by The Verge, Altman has disputed those claims at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event, saying, “I think there’s something great to do, but I don’t know what it is yet,” and that he said. not interested in competing with the smartphone. It’s phenomenal at what it does.” Additionally, Altman described OpenAI’s work in the hardware space as “nascent.”
However, it remains to be seen how companies like OpenAI will respond to the growing hardware-creating AI integration offered by rival companies like Meta (with Meta Quest 3) and Amazon (new AI-powered Echo devices). OpenAI does not yet have a hardware product to compete with its competitors, but it has a strong foothold in just the GPT-4 Large Language model that powers its ChatGPT chatbot, and a host of other external APIs. entities.
That being said, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has recently received several noteworthy features, including new audio and video features for Plus and Business users. Enabling the Voice feature on iOS and Android requires manual phone settings, while images work on all platforms.