New Version of Siri With Generative AI Again Rumored for WWDC

Apple is preparing to preview a new version of Siri with generative AI and a range of new capabilities at WWDC, according to a post on the Korean social media site Naver from a user with a track record for posting Apple rumors.

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According to developer sources speaking to the operator of tech news aggregator account "yeux1122" on Naver, Apple has recently made progress with integrating generative AI into ‌Siri‌ using its Ajax-based model that Bloomberg's Mark Gurman first mentioned in July. The new version of ‌Siri‌ apparently touts natural conversation capabilities, as well as increased user personalization.

The new features are believed to be available across devices, suggesting that the new version of ‌Siri‌ will retain conversation information from one device to another. It is also said to feature a new "Apple-specific creational service," which might relate to the previously reported Siri-based Shortcuts capabilities rumored for iOS 18.

Apple is purportedly working on linkages for the new version of ‌Siri‌ to connect to various external services, likely via an API. Finally, the report suggests that some of Apple's new AI features may differ based on subscription service status, but it is unclear what shape this could take.

A recent forecast from Deepwater Asset Management similarly claimed that Apple will bring generative AI to ‌Siri‌ this year. The Naver blog account has a mixed track record for forecasting Apple's plans, but some of its claims have proven to be significant. For example, in March 2022 it accurately revealed some details about the third-generation iPhone SE ahead of Apple launching the model. In October of the same year it also accurately predicted that Apple would delay the release of new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until early 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

abatabia Avatar
27 weeks ago
Only place for Siri to go is up.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
27 weeks ago

Only place for Siri to go is up.
Don’t underestimate Apple.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BanjoDudeAhoy Avatar
27 weeks ago
I do wonder how AI can (in the mid to long term) be reconciled with the ubiquitous call for more sustainability.
It’s not exactly a secret how much energy AI data centers are using. So especially from a company like Apple I would like to see some kind of statement on that. Or are we just going to pretend this is good and absolutely essential use of insane amounts of energy?

Microsoft were recently pushing “ads” on the Xbox Home Screen to encourage users to save energy - while the company itself is massively pushing their AI crap. Like my individual savings of energy could possibly make any difference with that background. But sure, I’ll unplug my Xbox when I’m not using it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PerfectChaos Avatar
27 weeks ago

This is just me, the moment that AI is added to Siri would be the moment I turn it off.
It is still unregulated unlike EU.
True, but Siri is AI..
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MNWildFan Avatar
27 weeks ago
Hopefully this could be what saves Siri, as unlike the other assistants, it's so far behind the rest it's not even funny
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IllegitimateValor Avatar
27 weeks ago

Finally, the report suggests that some of Apple's new AI features may differ based on subscription service status, but it is unclear what shape this could take.
I miss the value of owning a function in perpetuity. Yesterday the DICTIONARY didn’t have a word I needed to look up, but offered the souped up dictionary with that definition and more for a small yearly subscription fee.

Endless subscription services are a capitalistic evil we must escape. How can we kill this cancer?

Edit: Add to this the headache of being too poor to retain subscriptions, turning them off, and being stuck with ONLY the music I purchased pre-Apple Music despite years of money spent. The prices are too high for such a small amount going to artists.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)