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Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and proprietor of X speaks during the Milken Conference 2024 Global Conference Sessions astatine The Beverly Hilton successful Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 6, 2024. 

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, threatened to prohibition Apple devices from his companies connected Monday aft the iPhone shaper announced a concern with OpenAI.

In a bid of posts connected his societal media level X, Musk shared concerns astir whether Apple and OpenAI volition support users' information.

He called the bundle integration betwixt the 2 companies "an unacceptable information violation," and said Apple has "no hint what's really going on."

Apple announced its long-awaited propulsion into artificial quality connected Monday, which included an update to its dependable adjunct Siri. As portion of the update, Siri tin pat into OpenAI's fashionable ChatGPT chatbot. Apple said users volition beryllium asked for support to stock their questions with ChatGPT, and their requests and accusation volition not beryllium logged.

"It's patently absurd that Apple isn't astute capable to marque their ain AI, yet is someway susceptible of ensuring that OpenAI volition support your information & privacy!" Musk wrote aft the event.

He specifically said that Apple devices would beryllium banned if the institution "integrates OpenAI astatine the OS level," referring to Apple's operating system.

Apple told that the institution is utilizing its ain AI, and its integration with OpenAI is an optional feature.

Musk replied straight to a station from Apple CEO Tim Cook and claimed helium volition prohibition Apple devices from his companies' premises unless Cook decides to "stop this creepy spyware." He added that his companies' visitors volition beryllium asked to cheque their Apple devices astatine the door.

Tesla, Musk's largest company, employed 140,473 radical worldwide arsenic of Dec. 31. The institution has implemented layoffs this twelvemonth exceeding 10% of headcount.

Musk co-founded OpenAI successful 2015 and stepped down from its committee successful 2018. He's been a vocally professional of the institution and CEO Sam Altman of late. In March, Musk sued OpenAI and Altman, among others, alleging they abandoned the company's founding ngo to develop AI "for the payment of humanity broadly."

Musk raised $6 billion successful a caller backing circular for his would-be OpenAI competitor, xAI, whose archetypal product, Grok, is meant to service arsenic a politically incorrect reply to ChatGPT. In summation to Tesla, SpaceX, and xAI, Musk is laminitis of encephalon interface startup Neuralink and tunneling task Boring Company.

Musk and OpenAI didn't instantly respond to 's requests for comment.

— 's Steve Kovach and Lora Kolodny contributed to this report.

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