OpenAI's Sam Altman Draws Parallels Between AI-Powered iPhone Competitor And Iron Man's Jarvis: 'It's Like The World's Greatest Assistant'

Sam Altman might not be making the "iPhone of AI," but the OpenAI CEO has now revealed what his vision for such a device is like.

What Happened: Altman explained his idea of an AI-powered iPhone on a recent episode of the "All-In Podcast," and it sounds eerily similar to Jarvis from Marvel's science-fiction movie Iron Man.

"I think what I want is just this always-on, like, super low friction thing where I can either by voice or by text… it just kind of know what I want," Altman said while adding that the latency in ChatGPT's current implementation is "super clunky."

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He explained that the AI-powered iPhone would be capable of helping him out with everyday tasks just like an assistant, which points to a Jarvis-like intelligent assistant that is always there with Iron Man, constantly seeing and listening to him and the surroundings.

"It's like the world's greatest assistant."

Altman then went on to explain the two versions of AI’s future – one where people want an "extension" or a "ghost" of themselves, and another where AI is treated like a "senior employee" with a set of constraints.

He added that OpenAI will head in the second direction of a "separate entity."

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Why It Matters: Altman's comments come at a time when OpenAI is set to make an announcement on Monday about new developments and "some new stuff" that it is working on.

Altman recently teased GPT-5 and called GPT-4 the “dumbest model” people will ever have to use again.

Meanwhile, Altman also warned that people are not taking the threat of AI to jobs and the economy "seriously enough."

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