According to a report, ChatGPT is preparing for a groundbreaking move against Apple to develop an “artificial intelligence-powered iPhone.”
Former iPhone designer Sir Jony Ive is in “advanced discussions” with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman as the two try to bring an AI-centric device to the mass market.
The device, still in the brainstorming phase, aims to seamlessly integrate AI that is more “natural” for users to navigate, according to the Financial Times.
It’s a leap that’s been compared to the revolution of Apple’s first touchscreen device in 2007, but many believe Tim Cook’s innovation has reached a plateau.
Billionaire Masayoshi Son, who founded the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank, is also said to be involved in the talks and has even suggested $1 billion in funding.
The device, which is still in the brainstorming phase, aims to seamlessly integrate AI, giving users more “natural” navigation
Former iPhone designer Sir Jony Ive (pictured left with Apple CEO Tim Cook, right) is in “advanced discussions” with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman as the two try to bring an AI-centric device to the mass market
However, Jake Moore, cybersecurity expert at ESET, warns that an AI-centric phone needs to be developed with caution due to the model’s innate data hunger.
“OpenAI and other generative AI companies are desperate to fill their algorithms with the all-important ingredient – data,” he told MailOnline.
“Every time people use ChatGPT, they share information, and sometimes it can be personal information.”
“Creating a physical device connected to a ChatGPT account would potentially share even more information with the company, such as geolocation data, phone number, home address and other account details, potentially even more sensitive data such as contacts or access to images like…”We see this with some intrusive apps.”
Sir Ive left Apple after 22 years in 2019 and has since worked on numerous impressive projects, including the coronation emblem of King Charles III. and an electric Ferrari vehicle.
But he is best known for his crucial role in the development of the first iPhone, which was released 16 years ago in 2007.
Unlike its competitors Samsung and BlackBerry, the first iPhone featured a revolutionary touchscreen, which has been featured in every model since.
During his time at Apple, Jony Ive was widely considered one of the most influential designers of the decade and played a crucial role in the development of the first iPhone around 16 years ago in 2007
ChatGPT was founded in Silicon Valley in 2015 by a group of American angel investors, including current CEO Sam Altman (pictured).
But it’s possible that Sir Ive’s new AI-centric vision will pave the way for users to rely less on their screens.
In 2018, the former iPhone designer told the Financial Times that he had a “moral responsibility” to discourage consumers from excessive screen time.
Just this week, ChatGPT also introduced a number of groundbreaking features, including voice control in its app and the ability to browse the web using photos instead of text.
This is because millions around the world are already using the platform to generatee humanoid poems, codes, and various other written works using text prompts.
While discussions at Sir Ive’s San Francisco studio are said to be “serious,” it is still too early to say what the AI gadget will look like, as an official deal has not yet been finalized.
It can also take years for the hardware for such a device to be ready – the first iPhone was only developed in just over two years.
MailOnline has contacted OpenAI, Mr Son and Sir Ive’s representatives for comment.
READ MORE: Former iPhone chief designer unveils King Charles’ coronation emblem inspired by the monarch’s love of nature
As a tribute to the King’s well-known love of nature and the four nations of the United Kingdom, this is the official coronation emblem.
Designed by Sir Jony Ive, the former chief design officer at Apple and the man behind the iPhone, it includes the flora of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.
They form the shape of the St Edward’s Crown used at the coronation of King Charles on May 6th at Westminster Abbey.
Designed by Sir Jony Ive, the former chief design officer at Apple and the man behind the iPhone, it includes the flora of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Sir Jony Ive (pictured), former chief design officer at Apple, designed the official coronation emblem of King Charles III. and designed for the Queen Consort