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Jony Ive and Sam Altman: the power duo is looking for investors for a crazy project

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For a while, rumors have been circulating about a possible collaboration between Jony Ive, the former head of design at Apple, and Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, which democratized technology. #8217;generative artificial intelligence thanks to ChatGPT. Previous rumors suggest a collaboration between this amazing duo, on a device dedicated to artificial intelligence. And today, this is becoming clearer.

1 billion dollars to finance the new startup ?

In an article relayed by our colleagues at MacRumors, the site The Information indicates that Ive and Altman have already founded a company to carry out this project. And now, this startup is in discussions with potential investors to take the next step. The goal, for Jony Ive, would be to raise a billion dollars.

Furthermore, the new rumor also gives us an idea of ​​the type of product that this collaboration between Jony Ive and Sam Altman could release. The device dedicated to AI would not look like a smartphone. Therefore, it is possible that the duo is considering launching a product similar to the Rabbit R1 or the AI ​​Pin from Humane, of which Sam Altman is an investor. As a reminder, the AI ​​Pin is a screenless device that integrates an AI assistant.

OpenAI among investors ?

In any case, OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, could be linked to this new company. Indeed, MacRumors indicates that he could be one of the investors. Previously, rumors also mentioned discussions with Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank. And potential investors would also include Thrive Capital, which is also an investor in OpenAI. But, as usual, since this information does not come from official sources, caution is advised.

  • For a while, rumors have suggested a project by Jony Ive, the former head of design at Apple, and Sam Altman, the boss of OpenAI, to develop a new device dedicated to artificial intelligence
  • According to a new article from The Information, the duo has founded a company and is now looking for investors, with a view to raising $1 billion
  • The product they plan to launch would not look like a smartphone and therefore could be closer to AI-based devices like the Rabbit R1 or Humane's AI Pin

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116