AI has made all the headlines in recent months, with pandemonium surrounding the release of AI writer ChatGPT leading to the subsequent launches of rival AI systems such as Google’s Bard and Anthropic’s Claude, to name a few.
With Microsoft backing OpenAI heavily and even Meta wanting to prioritize AI over the metaverse, only Apple is left as the last major tech company to announce its plans within the space.
The usually secretive company hasn’t quite done that yet, but some comments and hints suggest that Apple is now working on language-generating artificial intelligence.
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Rather than an outright chatbot, Apple appears to be working on a language-generating model to support Siri, in a move that will see the voice assistant’s fundamental building blocks completely shift from a template-based system, which has limited Siri for a number of years. years.
Like some other voice assistants, Siri has struggled to understand different accents and string together multiple commands, and an AI model may be able to solve this just ahead of the competition, as Apple looks into text-generating artificial intelligence.
9To5Mac reportedly obtained information about Apple’s current natural language generation test, which has been dubbed “Bobcat.” Testing is currently expanding to tvOS for Apple TVs, although the software is also the basis for HomePods. It can then be rolled out to other devices, including iOS and watchOS.
New foundations with adaptive artificial intelligence can help alleviate some of that New York Times (opens in new tab) cites the “clumsy code” that led Siri to face so many challenges and setbacks, especially when compared to Google’s Assistant, which may already be taking advantage of the company’s own chatbot, Bard.
If history is anything to go by, AI could be quietly embedded in an Apple product designed to improve productivity or capabilities, rather than an outright, in-your-face solution like ChatGPT; but either way, Apple’s products (and hopefully Siri) are all the better for it.