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Sam Altman and Jony Ive reportedly recruit iPhone design chief to build new AI device

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The rumors about Sam Altman building the iPhone of AI seem to be coming true. A brand new report from Bloomberg claims that Sam Altman and Jony Ive have enlisted Apple’s iPhone design chief to work on the new device.

And looking for a quick project to upgrade your AI skills? We’ll show you how to build your own custom GPT in less than 5 minutes.


  • Sam Altman and Jony Ive recruit iPhone design chief to build new AI device

  • How to create your own GPT

  • Chart: Big Tech vs VC investments in AI

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  • AI Generated Images: Midjourney’s journey


Sam Altman and Jony Ive recruit iPhone design chief to build new AI device

Image Source: Business Today

Will a new technological wave bring a new hardware device to challenge the iPhone? Sam Altman and Apple’s former head of design Jony Ive certainly seem to think so.

After reports emerged earlier in the year that the pair were in talks to raise $1 Billion from SoftBank for their new hardware project, a new report from Bloomberg now claims that the pair have convinced outgoing Apple executive Tang Tan to join their mission.

Tan is reportedly stepping down as Apple’s vice president of iPhone and watch product design, and will lead hardware engineering for the new AI device at LoveFrom, Jony Ive’s design firm.

AI looks set to disrupt tech hardware, as generative AI unlocks new ways for users to interact with their devices. Humane - another company with several former Apple employees - recently announced the Ai Pin, an AI-powered wearable device that sticks to your clothes and is controlled through voice commands.


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How to create your own GPT with ChatGPT

  • Go to chat.openai.com and log in to your account

  • Click on the "Explore" option in the sidebar on the left of the screen

  • Click on “Create a GPT” and enter instructions in the message box on the Create page

  • Interact with the GPT builder to refine prompts until you achieve your desired result

  • Click the "Configure" button for more options

  • You can change the chatbot's name, upload knowledge files, and set up actions

  • Save the finalized GPT and share it with others if you want

  • Edit or delete custom GPTs through the Explore section in the GPT builder

For the example above, I made an AI budget calculator.

You can build your own GPT for a wide range of tasks, such as grammar checking, career advice, ideation, coding, and much more.


Big Tech vs VC investments in AI

According to data from PitchBook, investments in AI from big tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft have vastly outstripped the venture capital industry:

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Midjourney’s journey

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