Jon Stewart is best known for upsetting the right people with his nuanced political views AppleTV show The problem with Jon Stewart, and it appears he has also upset his employer. Stewart’s The problem has been officially canceled, and the reason for this could be due to its view on artificial intelligence, a project that Apple has been quietly working on.
The show would not return for a third season on the Apple TV+ streaming platform, The New York Times reports reported Thursday. The matter came to an “abrupt” end as disagreements between Stewart and Apple fueled the split. According to The Times, Apple felt tension over Stewart’s interest in covering topics related to artificial intelligence and China. Future issues related to the upcoming 2024 presidential election may have reportedly created an even greater rift between the company and Stewart.
Apple reportedly reached out to Stewart and told him he needed to “align” with the company’s values, they say The Hollywood Reporter. According to the report, Stewart apparently balked at the idea of being sterilized by Apple.
Recordings for the first episode of season three should begin in a few weeks. The comedian and political commentator is currently in the middle of one Multi-year contract with Apple to produce content through his company Busboy Productions.
Apple did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.
Artificial intelligence has taken the world by storm for bad or even worse, with companies like OpenAI pushing technology into every aspect of our lives. Apple was also interested in its piece of the pie and quit The problem Excessive coverage of AI could be a way to positively associate the brand name with the technology.
This became known in May Apple built its own AI while it prohibits its employees from using large language models like the extremely popular ChatGPT. Apple has made progress in its AI efforts in July, with the main AI framework codenamed “Ajax” (perhaps a nod to Apple Jacks), while an internal chatbot is named “Apple GPT.”