Bitcoin Community Leader Urges Elon Musk to Make X Accept BTC

As an analyst with a background in technology and experience in following the developments in the tech industry, I find Elon Musk’s stance on Apple collaborating with OpenAI and his threat to ban Apple devices at his companies intriguing. Musk’s skepticism towards major AI developers’ approach to social agreeability is well-documented, and his concern over data privacy is valid given the recent debates surrounding user data and its potential misuse by big tech companies.

In response to Elon Musk’s criticism of Apple’s collaboration with OpenAI in his tweet, Saifedean Ammous, a well-known Bitcoin advocate, urged Musk to consider implementing Bitcoin payments on X social media platform instead.

As a researcher studying the world of cryptocurrencies, I can’t help but acknowledge the significant impact made by Ammous in this field. He has gained prominence within the Bitcoin community due to his authorship of the widely-read book titled “The Bitcoin Standard.” His influence among Bitcoin believers is undeniable.

Saifedean Ammous passionately expressed on Twitter that it’s hard to believe Twitter doesn’t recognize the value of accepting Bitcoin.

Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices

On June 10, when the announcement broke about Apple collaborating with OpenAI and incorporating ChatGPT bot, I, Elon Musk, expressed my concerns in a passionate tweet via my X account. Given my stance as a firm critic of how leading AI developers have been steering their technologies (towards being socially acceptable), I warned that if Apple implements ChatGPT at the OS level, then I would prohibit the use of Apple devices across all my companies.

Musk criticized Apple’s recent move as an “acceptable breach of security.” He also announced that all visitors to his companies must leave their Apple devices at the entrance, which will be kept in a Faraday cage. Previously, Musk had frequently alleged that OpenAI was “too politically correct” and established his own xAI company to develop a chatbot named Grok as an alternative to ChatGPT.

If Apple incorporates OpenAI at the operating system core, using those devices in my organization would be forbidden due to significant security concerns.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2024

According to previous reports, Apple and OpenAI have reached an agreement to seamlessly incorporate ChatGPT into iOS 18, ipadOS 18, and macOS.

Apple develops its native AI

In response to Musk’s criticism of Apple’s partnership with OpenAI on artificial intelligence development, Saifedean Ammous expressed his perspective by leaving a comment.

Musk expressed his concern through a tweet: “It’s ludicrous that Apple can’t develop their own AI, as they imply when they use mine. However, I accused ChatGPT of secretly transferring user data to OpenAI. Apple apparently remains oblivious to this, putting users at risk by unwittingly handing over their information.”

2. Apple Intelligence: Apple’s first AI system is coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

— Rowan Cheung (@rowancheung) June 10, 2024

As an analyst, I’ve reviewed the Community Notes, a service that scrutinizes media materials and tweets for X with Musk at the helm. Concerning Musk’s earlier statement, these Notes clarified Apple has independently engineered its foundational AI models. They explained that these models operate locally on devices, boasting around 3 billion parameters.

Those will be integrated into the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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2024-06-11 14:59