OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has praised Apple’s new Vision Pro as one of the most impressive technologies since the iPhone. The Vision Pro is a mixed-reality headset that blends digital media with the real world, allowing users to control its apps through their eyes and fingers. Despite its revolutionary potential, Altman considers it to be the second most impressive technology to emerge in the last 17 years, likely behind artificial intelligence.
ChatGPT, which launched in November 2022, is an example of this transformative technology. Altman has expressed his enthusiasm for the ways in which ChatGPT has already begun to influence industry and daily life in unprecedented ways and his hope to make it a “supersmart personal assistant” for work. However, he has also criticized its name as being “horrible.”
Altman’s praise for both the Vision Pro and ChatGPT demonstrate his excitement for the potential of emerging technologies, particularly those that have the power to change the way we interact with the world.