ChatGPT might get its own dedicated personal AI device – with Jony Ive’s help

Key Points:

  • Sam Altman seeking funding for AI-powered personal device
  • Collaboration with Jony Ive on a new “mysterious company”
  • Focus on AI assistant running on the device without traditional display and apps


OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and ex-Apple design guru Jony Ive are reportedly teaming up to seek funding for an AI-powered personal device, much like the Humane AI Pin. The duo is rumored to have established a new company with plans to create a device that won’t resemble a traditional smartphone and will rely on AI assistants for operation, eliminating the need for a display or traditional apps.


Seeking around $1 billion in funding, Altman and Ive’s project hints at a significant endeavor. While details about the hardware remain scarce, speculations suggest that OpenAI’s ChatGPT bot could play a crucial role in the new device’s functionality.


The buzz surrounding this collaboration didn’t come out of nowhere – in September, reports surfaced that Altman and Ive were in discussions with SoftBank for funding. Speculation points to the possibility of tapping into SoftBank-owned Arm for hardware components, indicating a potential tie-up to bring the device to life.


Altman’s visit to a Samsung chip factory earlier this year adds weight to the assumption that there are concrete plans for a physical hardware device on the horizon, although the extent of its sophistication remains unknown.


Given Ive’s impressive track record leading design teams at Apple for iconic products like the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, expectations are high for a stylish and innovative device. As more details emerge in the coming years, the tech community eagerly anticipates learning more about this intriguing venture.



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