Musk Criticizes Apple-OpenAI Deal Over Security Fears

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The relationship between Elon Musk and OpenAI is facing more problems after Apple‘s recent announcement at WWDC24. Elon Musk had previously made headlines when he open-sourced the Grok Chatbot, citing concerns about OpenAI prioritizing profits over their original mission.

Musk has been vocal about his worries regarding big tech companies, like Google, using technology solely for financial gain.

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Now, it has been revealed their plans to team up with OpenAI, intending to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology in Siri. Musk didn’t take this news lightly, accusing of putting user data up for sale in a series of posts on a platform called X.

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Musk also expressed doubts about Apple’s ability to ensure user privacy through OpenAI, questioning their innovation in AI development. He emphasized the potential loss of control over user data once it reaches OpenAI, suggesting that the tech company is compromising user privacy.

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Musk’s criticism escalated further when he hinted at a potential ban on Apple devices within his companies if they integrates OpenAI at the operating system level. He argued that such integration could pose a serious security risk, proposing stringent measures such as requiring visitors to surrender their devices and store them in Faraday cages to block electromagnetic signals.

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This public dispute underscores the ongoing tension between Musk and OpenAI, which is further complicated by Apple’s entry into the realm of artificial intelligence development and user data security.