It’s been reported that following the recent announcement that ChatGPT is to be integrated into Apple’s devices and its new “Apple Intelligence” technology is to be across its suite of apps, Apple is to take up an observer role on OpenAI’s board.

Bloomberg reported that with effect from later this year, Apple ‘Fellow’ and head of Apple’s App Store, Phil Schiller, will be attending OpenAI board meetings as an observer (without voting rights).

OpenAI announced in March that it would be appointing new directors to its board, including company OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, a former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nicole Seligman, formerly a president of Sony Entertainment, and Fidji Simo, CEO of Instacart. Adding an Apple member to OpenAI’s board will help Apple to keep up with the other main players in the AI race.