OpenAI CEO Sam Altman met with Jony Ive and Masayoshi Son to discuss the possibility of building a “new artificial intelligence (AI) hardware device” including the idea of an AI smartphone.
In fact, today’s best smartphones already use AI to bring many new experiences.
According to a report by The Information CEO, OpenAI Sam Altman met with his friend Jony Ive, once a famous Apple designer, to discuss the possibility of building a “new AI hardware device.”. Investment group SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is also said to have talked to both about the idea, according to Android Authority .
The report does not describe details and does not mention the results of these conversations. It is also unknown whether the three people above have decided to cooperate in implementing this idea or not.
Furthermore, it is unclear whether the “new AI hardware device” is a smartphone. But with Jony Ive’s extensive expertise on iPods and iPhones, smartphones are the best bet.
OpenAI is famous for creating ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that excels at natural language processing. This skill quickly made ChatGPT famous as users could seamlessly chat with it and find answers to all their questions.
ChatGPT’s success prompted Microsoft to invest $10 billion and enter into a commercial partnership with OpenAI, allowing Microsoft to use the underlying technology in Bing Chat. This has given Microsoft an advantage over competitors like Google and Apple in the AI race.