Apple designers will collaborate with Ultraman to develop AI products and create new AI products. How do you view this?

According to a report by Sina Finance, it is said that Jonathan Ive, the former Chief Design Officer of Apple, and Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, are joining forces to recruit Tang Tan, who was responsible for the design of Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, for a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) hardware development project aimed at creating new products with the latest AI capabilities. The report suggests that Tang Tan, who is about to leave Apple, will join Ive’s design company, LoveFrom, to oversee the design and functionality of the new products. Insiders say that Altman will provide software support for the company.This endeavor represents one of Ive’s most ambitious efforts since he left Apple in 2019 to establish LoveFrom. The iconic designer is well-known for his contributions to the design of products under the leadership of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, including the iMac, iPhone, and iPad. According to insiders, he aims to transition AI device work into a new company, although product development is still in its early stages. So far, these efforts have primarily focused on talent acquisition and conceptualization.According to sources, Tang Tan will be responsible for hardware engineering in this project at LoveFrom. It has been previously reported that Tang Tan will step down from his position as Vice President of Product Design for Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, with his departure expected in February.

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Understood, iPhone is about to release an Ultraman co-branded model. /Dog head

Looking at the title, many people might, like me, initially think Apple is about to collaborate with OpenAI. However, the news reports that Tang Tan, an outgoing designer at Apple, will join a company planning to collaborate with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to develop a hardware device driven by the latest artificial intelligence technology. (The founder of this company is also a former Apple designer, the renowned Jony Ive.)

In fact, as early as September this year, foreign media reported on the collaboration between Jony Ive and OpenAI.

At the time, insiders familiar with the plan revealed that Jony Ive and Sam Altman aim to create a hardware device that offers a “more natural and intuitive user experience” for interacting with artificial intelligence. They drew inspiration from how the touchscreen technology on the original iPhone fundamentally changed our interaction with the mobile internet. The report also disclosed that Masayoshi Son is funding this project.

This news is sourced from Bloomberg, with the “main character” being Tang Tan, chief designer of Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, who is about to resign and join Jony Ive’s hardware company, LoveFrom, to collaborate with Ive, Altman, and others to create a hardware device for running OpenAI’s latest AI technology.

There hasn’t been much more revealed about the device itself, nor have I found more information related to this (possible) project.

Thus, I believe it’s still too early to focus on such a legendary new AI product. It seems more like a startup trying to gain investment and attract talent.

I am more curious whether Apple will apply the latest AI or large model technology in its products next year. This year, almost every tech company released large model products, but Apple has been relatively quiet, which is in line with their usual style of waiting until a technology is mature and reliable before adopting it widely, especially in their smartphones and other devices.

However, last week, Apple’s researchers published a paper on ArXiv, discussing large model inference on memory-constrained devices.

This indicates that Apple is advancing the application of large models in endpoint devices. I suspect Siri might be the first to use these large models, given its status as an early blockbuster AI, though now it seems less impressive in front of products like ChatGPT. Therefore, how and whether Apple will apply the latest AI technology to applications like Siri is something to look forward to.

Title: A Surprising Collaboration: Apple’s Jonathan Ive and OpenAI’s Sam Altman Join Forces in AI Hardware Development

It might sound like a surreal headline, but it appears that Apple’s former employee has ventured into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) products. This venture seems to be based on OpenAI’s GPT-4 and future large models. The founder has also brought in former colleagues to join the venture, which is quite common in the startup world. Whether this product will succeed remains to be seen.

One positive aspect is the thriving investment and entrepreneurial environment in Silicon Valley, where the odds of success are relatively high, especially in the current climate. So, overall, it looks promising.

As for recruiting, due to my extensive work experience (low EQ: getting older and spending a long time in the industry), I often receive inquiries from people with what they believe to be groundbreaking ideas. These individuals typically don’t have a technical background (sales, finance, or MBA backgrounds) and believe that once their product is developed, it will change the world and quickly go public. They approach me to recommend a skilled programmer, saying that the success of their startup depends on finding a top-notch coder. This situation seems somewhat similar.

Now, let’s talk about the core of the matter. Jonathan Ive, former Chief Design Officer at Apple, played a significant role in designing iconic products like the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch, earning him the title of “design legend.” Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, led the development of AI technologies like ChatGPT, earning him the reputation of a leader in the AI field. These two industry giants have recently teamed up to recruit Tang Tan, the former head of design for the iPhone and Apple Watch at Apple, to participate in a new AI hardware development project aimed at creating products with cutting-edge AI capabilities.

According to online sources, this new AI hardware development project is a joint initiative by Ive and Altman. They aim to harness AI technology to create intelligent devices that can engage in natural communication and collaboration with humans. They believe that current AI technology has not fully realized its potential and requires further innovation and breakthroughs. To achieve this vision, they invited Tang Tan to join their team, overseeing the design and manufacturing of AI hardware.

Tang Tan, a seasoned designer at Apple, who previously led the design of the iPhone and Apple Watch, is considered Ive’s trusted collaborator and successor. He left his position at Apple in December 2023 to join Ive and Altman’s new project. He expressed his enthusiasm and high expectations for AI hardware development, believing it to be a world-changing opportunity.

In conclusion, large-scale models are revolutionizing various aspects of the world through generative AI and AGI. If you’re interested, feel free to follow me. Since you’ve read this far, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up before you go!

Further Reading:

  • 188 large models and 20 open-source base models: A comprehensive analysis of the development of large models worldwide in the “2023 Large Model Industry Development White Paper.”
  • Google’s next-generation general artificial intelligence system, Gemini: Worth paying attention to.
  • Why I founded xAI: Elon Musk’s journey from OpenAI to xAI.
  • Challenges in implementing the large model industry: How knowledge graphs can help.
  • The future is here: Eight examples of Google’s Gemini multimodal large language models, including chart and data understanding, multimodal question-answering and reasoning, image-text generation, image understanding and reasoning, and more.
  • ChatGPT vs. Bard: Who will be the ultimate AI champion? A look into the martial arts world of artificial intelligence.
  • Language ≠ Knowledge: A detailed look at the construction of the language Tower of Babel and the inherent flaws of neural network large models.
  • A conversation with Bing Chat about Su Dongpo.

Heading: OpenAI’s Strategic Moves: From Financing to Chip Manufacturing

In recent days, there have been news reports about OpenAI’s financing and chip manufacturing efforts. Combine this with the previous rumors of Ultraman’s desire to “manufacture chips” during the Ultraman departure controversy, along with the collaboration between OpenAI and Apple to “manufacture chips,” and it can be reasonably assumed that “OpenAI is definitely getting into chip manufacturing, and not just that, they are taking it seriously, and it’s likely already on their agenda.” In fact, this isn’t the first time Ultraman has openly collaborated with Apple. So, when we hear about “Apple designers partnering with Ultraman to develop AI products and create new AI products,” this new AI product is very likely to be a series of Apple products driven by new chips.

Apple currently has the M-series chips, but seeing NVIDIA’s H100 with a 1000% profit margin would surely raise eyebrows. Previously, OpenAI’s collaboration with Microsoft was to compete with Google, but this time, partnering with Apple is more of a benchmark against NVIDIA. It’s not just NVIDIA, because OpenAI is not only involved in chip hardware but is also working with Apple to create integrated software and hardware products.

Earlier, there were reports about “OpenAI discussing with Abu Dhabi’s G42 to raise funds for a new chip joint venture” and “Rain AI, located less than a mile from OpenAI’s San Francisco headquarters, is currently developing an NPU chip aimed at ‘replicating’ human brain characteristics,” which should be similar to neuromorphic chips. It’s clear that Ultraman’s future aspirations go beyond just AGI; they are committed to producing a chip that can compete with NVIDIA GPUs. OpenAI’s collaboration with Apple is a step towards the realization of this new chip. In the future, OpenAI is likely to evolve into a more comprehensive enterprise, and it wouldn’t be surprising if its size continues to grow significantly.

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Exciting Collaboration: Apple’s Jonathan Ive and OpenAI Join Forces

When I first saw this news, my initial reaction was to imagine Apple teaming up with Ultraman to create a “monster phone” (laughs).

But getting back to the point, if this news is indeed true, it is undoubtedly something to look forward to!

During Jonathan Ive’s tenure as the Vice President of Design at Apple, he had a profound impact on the design of Apple products (including early classics like the iPhone, iPad, and iMac, all of which were the result of his genius). Ive’s design philosophy has always centered around putting the user at the forefront, emphasizing simplicity, intuitiveness, and elegant design.

As for OpenAI, it goes without saying that they currently hold a dominant position and a leading edge in the field of AI, with some of the most brilliant scientists and engineers in the industry.

The collaboration between these two giants is likely to spark some exciting developments in the AI hardware sector.

This year, there have been several attempts in the portable AI hardware space (excluding AI PCs and AI phones). This includes the recent introduction of AI PIN, but many of these attempts have been overly complex or even perplexing in their operations (e.g., “projecting onto your palm”), resulting in a poor user experience.

On November 9th, Humane unveiled Ai Pin. The appearance of Ai Pin has garnered widespread attention. It is a standalone device, about the size of a matchbox, requiring no connection to external devices like phones, and it lacks a screen, relying on voice, gestures, and projection for interaction. It can be described as a wearable ChatGPT. Humane announced that Ai Pin would be available for pre-order in the US starting from November 16th, with a complete set priced at $699.

The challenge in these designs lies in how to integrate advanced artificial intelligence technologies into products in a user-friendly and elegantly designed manner, while also ensuring the privacy and security of these products.

This requires in-depth research into user needs and behavior to provide product designs that align more closely with user habits and requirements. This is an area where Ive excels.

Let’s Wait and See

Let’s keep our eyes peeled and wait for what’s to come.

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It’s worth noting that while this is a “dream collaboration” between the “father of ChatGPT,” Sam Altman, and Apple’s former Chief Designer, Jonathan Ive, and due to the “mind imprint” of the Apple brand, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that it might be a technological revolution in the form of an “artificial intelligence smartphone.”

However, Altman has already hinted in related interviews that this project is not meant to directly compete with the current smartphone market. So, it’s safe to rule out the smartphone sector, and it seems more likely to be a new type of mobile wearable device.

Interestingly, Tang Tan, who is about to leave Apple, will also join Jonathan’s design company, LoveFrom, in early February next year. He will be directly responsible for the appearance and functionality of the new product.

With this development, the basic blueprint for a product is already in place - hardware, software, and design. It does seem like something big is in the works, but there’s very little information available at the moment, so it’s too early to draw any conclusions. We’ll have to wait and see.

It’s worth noting that other big players are also interested in this business plan. For example, SoftBank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son, has been involved in the discussions, and he appears to be interested, although his specific stance has not been confirmed yet. Whether he will join the venture remains uncertain.

However, Altman revealed back in June during his visit to Japan that he had already had formal meetings with Masayoshi Son, and both sides were exploring potential collaborations, suggesting a high likelihood of a partnership. In that case, the amount of capital injection would be significant. Masayoshi Son had previously announced plans to invest billions of dollars in the AI field after the listing of Arm, and it’s highly likely that some of that investment could go to OpenAI.

Apple’s Jony Ive and OpenAI’s Sam Altman Collaborate on AI Hardware Project

According to reports, legendary Apple designer Jony Ive and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman are recruiting Apple’s senior executive, Tang Tan, to develop a new artificial intelligence hardware project with cutting-edge capabilities. Tang Tan, previously responsible for the design of iPhone and Apple Watch products, is set to depart from Apple in February next year.

Insiders say that the departing Apple executive, Tang Tan, will join Ive’s design company, LoveFrom, to oversee the hardware engineering for the project. LoveFrom will be responsible for the appearance and functionality of the new product, while Altman plans to build the software foundation for it. Although Tang Tan won’t officially leave Apple until February next year, his responsibilities have already begun transitioning to others.

This AI product represents one of Ive’s most ambitious projects since he left Apple and founded LoveFrom in 2019. Ive is renowned for designing products under the leadership of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, including the iMac, iPhone, and iPad. According to insiders, he aims to transform the development of AI devices into a new company, but the product is still in its early stages. So far, these efforts have primarily focused on talent recruitment and conceptual design, including household devices.

Altman was previously ousted from the OpenAI board, and his collaboration with Ive was one of the reasons for the tense relationship between him and the OpenAI board. Apart from strategic disagreements within the company, OpenAI board members were also concerned about Altman’s other entrepreneurial ambitions. Altman had previously sought SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son to invest billions of dollars in a new company, which is the same one collaborating with Ive on developing AI hardware. OpenAI board members were displeased with Altman raising funds under the OpenAI name and were concerned that the new venture might not adopt the same governance model as OpenAI.

For Apple, Tang Tan’s departure underscores a significant loss of design talent at the company. Since 2019, around 14 members of Ive’s former Apple team have left.

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Next time, kindly use “Sam Altman” or “Ultraman” in your text.

Collaboration Between Apple Designers and Ultraman to Develop AI Products

The collaboration between Apple designers and Ultraman to develop AI products may have a profound impact on various fields, including technology and entertainment. This partnership not only showcases the immense potential of cross-disciplinary innovation but also foreshadows potential future cross-industry collaboration models.

From a technical perspective, Apple, as a leading global technology company, has a design team with extensive experience and skills. Ultraman, as a creative and imaginative character, has the ability to inject unique creative elements into the design and development of AI products. Through this collaboration, we can expect to see more intelligent, personalized, and creatively enriched AI products coming to market. These products have the potential to change the way people live and work.

This cross-disciplinary collaboration will facilitate communication and collision between different industries. Through collaborations across various fields, we can break free from traditional thinking patterns and stimulate innovative ideas, leading to more interesting and valuable outcomes. This collaborative model not only contributes to technological innovation but also enhances the innovation capabilities and competitiveness of various industries.

Ultraman, as a highly influential character, will further elevate its brand image through collaboration with Apple. This will not only benefit the promotion and development of the Ultraman franchise but also provide inspiration and insights for other intellectual properties (IP) or brands, driving innovation and development across the entire entertainment industry.

From a business perspective, this collaboration will bring Apple additional market share and business opportunities. Through collaboration with Ultraman, Apple can introduce more distinctive new products or services to meet diverse consumer needs. At the same time, this collaboration may create new business models and growth opportunities for Apple, promoting the company’s business expansion and long-term development.

The impact of the collaboration between Apple designers and Ultraman to develop AI products is far-reaching. This collaboration will not only drive the progress of technological innovation and cross-disciplinary cooperation but also bring new opportunities and challenges to the entertainment industry and the business sector. Through this collaboration, we can see endless possibilities for future cross-industry cooperation, collectively shaping a brighter future.