Headline RoundupJune 11th, 2024

Elon Musk Objects to Apple’s Decision to Integrate OpenAI Into Its AI

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Apple unveiled its AI project “Apple Intelligence” which involves OpenAI’s ChatGPT on Monday, prompting an objection from Elon Musk, who said he would ban Apple devices at his companies if OpenAI is integrated at the operating system level.

Key Quotes: Musk wrote on X, “Apple has no clue what’s actually going on once they hand your data over to OpenAI. They’re selling you down the river.” During the announcement, however, Apple said the cloud intelligence system, named Private Cloud Compute (PCC), was created to “make sure that personal user data sent to PCC isn’t accessible to anyone other than the user—not even to Apple.”

For Context: Musk was a co-chair at OpenAI when it launched, but his relationship with CEO Sam Altman went awry when he left the company in 2018. Musk has since launched a lawsuit against Altman and OpenAI, and started his own AI company, xAI.

How The Media Covered It: Business Insider (Lean Left bias) wrote that Apple users will simply have the option to use OpenAI features and that Musk did not have evidence to back up his claim that Apple has “no clue” what happens to user data. Fox Business (Lean Right bias) noted that Musk’s post had a Community Note under it explaining that ChatGPT was an "additional feature within Apple Intelligence (that) is limited to Siri and Writing Tools and will require permission from the user for every use.” However, the Community Note under the post as of midday on June 11 did not say this.

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