Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, recently praised Apple’s Vision Pro as the “second most impressive” technology since the iPhone. The mixed-reality headset allows users to interact with digital media integrated into the real world. While it is priced at $3,500 and has been described as a game-changer much like the iPhone was 15 years ago, Altman clarified that he considers it only the second most impressive technology. Most would assume that he is referring to artificial intelligence and perhaps OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which launched in November 2022.
Altman has expressed his belief that AI is on track to have a major impact on the world similar to how the iPhone revolutionized the tech industry. He has also shared his vision of turning ChatGPT into a highly intelligent personal assistant for work. However, despite his fondness for the technology, Altman has publicly critiqued its name, calling it “horrible” but likely too popular to be changed.