Sam Altman expressed great admiration for Apple’s Vision Pro this week, describing the new spatial computer as a technology that is just as remarkable as the iPhone when it first made its debut in 2007.
In a recent post on X, the OpenAI CEO shared their thoughts. This came just a few days after the official launch of the Vision Pro, which is now available for purchase at $3,500 each.
vision pro is second most impressive tech since the iphone
— Sam Altman (@sama) February 9, 2024
The mixed-reality headset enables users to seamlessly engage with digital content that seamlessly blends with the real world. Users can effortlessly navigate the device’s app using their eyes and fingers.
According to Business Insider reporter Jordan Hart, the device has the potential to bring about a significant change, similar to how Apple’s iPhone revolutionized the industry over 15 years ago.
However, despite acknowledging the revolutionary nature of the new technology, Altman believes that the Vision Pro is not the most impressive device to have emerged in the last 17 years.
He didn’t specify his opinion on the most impressive technology, but it’s reasonable to assume he was referring to artificial intelligence—possibly OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which was released in November 2022.
Altman has previously expressed his belief that AI will have a transformative impact on the world, comparable to the revolutionary impact of the iPhone.
ChatGPT has made a significant impact on various industries and our daily lives, bringing about changes that were previously unheard of. According to reports, Altman expressed his vision of transforming ChatGPT into an exceptionally intelligent personal assistant tailored for professional use.
However, despite Altman’s admiration for ChatGPT, he isn’t particularly fond of its name. Another user disagreed with the name Vision Pro in response to his Friday X post. “ChatGPT is not as good,” Altman added.
Altman has criticized OpenAI on multiple occasions.
“It’s an unfortunate name, but it might be too widespread to ever be altered,” Altman shared with Trevor Noah on the comedian’s podcast, “What Now? with Trevor Noah” in December.