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Apple's Push Into AI Allegedly Happened After Craig Federighi Tried Microsoft AI Coding Tool

Thursday June 6, 2024 4:17 pm PDT by
One of the major factors that contributed to Apple's heavy focus on artificial intelligence in iOS 18 was an experience that software chief Craig Federighi had with GitHub Copilot, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a report on Apple's AI ambitions, WSJ says that Federighi became an AI "convert" after testing the Copilot coding tool introduced by Microsoft-owned GitHub. Copilot, which...
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More Details About iOS 18's AI Features Revealed

Thursday May 30, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple is planning to introduce new AI features including Smart Replies for messages and a generative retouch tool for photos in iOS 18, a new report claims. A new article from AppleInsider today revealed some further detail about several of ‌iOS 18‌'s widely anticipated AI features. Siri is rumored to receive some major upgrades including: Improved Responses: Significantly updated...
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Report: These 10 New AI Features Are Coming in iOS 18

Sunday May 26, 2024 12:57 pm PDT by
iOS 18 and macOS 15 will offer an array of new AI features such as auto-generated emojis, suggested replies to emails and messages, and more, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. A significant portion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is expected to focus on AI features. Writing his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman...
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iOS 18 to Use AI to Summarize Notifications, Add to Calendar, and More

Sunday May 19, 2024 11:37 am PDT by
Apple is poised to unveil an auto-summarization feature for notifications as part of a series of new artificial intelligence features in iOS 18, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In today's edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman provided more detail about what to expect from Apple's first major move into generative AI at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference:As part of the...
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Apple Wrapping Up OpenAI Deal to Bring ChatGPT Features to iOS 18

Monday May 13, 2024 3:14 am PDT by
Apple has closed in on a deal with OpenAI that should see ChatGPT being used to power new features in its next iPhone operating system, according to Bloomberg. In a report over the weekend, Bloomberg claimed that the two companies have been "finalizing terms for a pact to use ChatGPT features in Apple's iOS 18." How the popular chatbot would integrate with Apple's software is not yet known. ...
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Report: Revamped Siri to Be at the Core of Apple's New AI Strategy

Friday May 10, 2024 11:49 am PDT by
Apple's shift to develop its own AI technology to keep up with competitors was today detailed in a The New York Times report. Citing sources familiar with Apple's work, the report explains that the decision to revamp Siri was taken early last year by Apple's most senior executives. Senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi and senior vice president of Machine Learning and ...
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Apple Reportedly Building M2 Ultra and M4-Powered AI Servers

Monday May 6, 2024 11:37 am PDT by
Apple has started building its own AI servers that use the M2 Ultra chip, Haitong analyst Jeff Pu reports. Pu provided the analysis based on supply chain checks in a new note to investors seen by MacRumors. Foxconn is said to currently be assembling Apple AI servers that contain the ‌M2‌ Ultra, with plans to assemble AI servers powered by the M4 chip in late 2025. Last month, a reputable...
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iOS 18's Rumored AI Features for Siri, Spotlight, and More Revealed in New Report

Friday May 3, 2024 5:42 am PDT by
Apple system features such as Siri and Spotlight Search are set to receive new AI features that work across apps like Messages, Mail, and Safari, AppleInsider reports. Safari will apparently gain a text summarization tool called Intelligent Browsing that allows users to generate a short summary of any webpage, and ‌Siri‌ could gain a similar feature that works in the Messages app. Apple's AI ...
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Hands-On With the Rabbit r1 Pocket AI Assistant

Friday April 26, 2024 2:02 pm PDT by
With the rise of ChatGPT and large language models (LLMs), AI-dedicated devices have started coming out. The Humane AI pin was widely lambasted earlier this month when it launched, and now the Rabbit r1 AI assistant is out. With rumors that Apple is delving into AI in a big way, we thought we'd check out the Rabbit r1 to see what it can do and how it measures up to an iPhone. Subscribe to the ...
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Apple Releases Open Source AI Models That Run On-Device

Wednesday April 24, 2024 3:39 pm PDT by
Apple today released several open source large language models (LLMs) that are designed to run on-device rather than through cloud servers. Called OpenELM (Open-source Efficient Language Models), the LLMs are available on the Hugging Face Hub, a community for sharing AI code. As outlined in a white paper [PDF], there are eight total OpenELM models, four of which were pre-trained using the...
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Apple Reportedly Developing Its Own Custom Silicon for AI Servers

Tuesday April 23, 2024 6:55 am PDT by
Apple is said to be developing its own AI server processor using TSMC's 3nm process, targeting mass production by the second half of 2025. According to a post by the Weibo user known as "Phone Chip Expert," Apple has ambitious plans to design its own artificial intelligence server processor. The user, who claims to have 25 years of experience in the integrated circuit industry, including...
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Apple Acquires French AI Company Specializing in On-Device Processing

Monday April 22, 2024 8:01 am PDT by
Apple has acquired the Paris-based artificial intelligence startup Datakalab amid its push to deliver on-device AI tools. Datakalab specializes in algorithm compression and embedded AI systems. The acquisition, finalized on December 17 last year, was quietly conducted but noted in a European Commission filing spotted by French publication Challenges (via iPhoneSoft). While the financial...
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Gurman: Apple Working on On-Device LLM for Generative AI Features

Sunday April 21, 2024 5:35 am PDT by
Apple is developing its own large language model (LLM) that runs on-device to prioritize speed and privacy, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Writing in his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that Apple's LLM underpins upcoming generative AI features. "All indications" apparently suggests that it will run entirely on-device, rather than via the cloud like most existing AI services. Since...
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Apple Seeking Deal to License Billions of Images to Train AI Models

Monday April 8, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Apple is believed to be among the companies seeking an agreement with Photobucket to train its artificial intelligence models, Reuters reports. Photobucket's vast image library of over 13 billion photos and videos has attracted renewed interest as tech companies, including Apple, seek to license content for AI training purposes. The rise of generative AI has spurred demand for diverse...
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Jony Ive and OpenAI's Sam Altman Seeking Funding for Personal AI Device

Friday April 5, 2024 3:35 pm PDT by
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former Apple design chief Jony Ive have officially teamed up to design an AI-powered personal device and are seeking funding, reports The Information. Little is known about the AI device at this time, but it won't look like a smartphone. Altman is a major investor in the Humane AI pin, a wearable AI device that does not have a screen, so it's possible he will create ...
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Apple Researchers Reveal New AI System That Can Beat GPT-4

Tuesday April 2, 2024 5:52 am PDT by
Apple researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system named ReALM (Reference Resolution as Language Modeling) that aims to radically enhance how voice assistants understand and respond to commands. In a research paper (via VentureBeat), Apple outlines a new system for how large language models tackle reference resolution, which involves deciphering ambiguous references to...
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Apple Publishes Details About New 'MM1' AI Model

Monday March 18, 2024 7:46 am PDT by
Apple researchers have developed a new method for training large language models (LLMs) that seamlessly integrates both text and visual information. The company's findings, detailed in a research paper titled "MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training," showcase a new approach to creating more intelligent and flexible AI systems. By utilizing a diverse dataset...
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Apple Reportedly Testing AI-Powered Ad Technology

Tuesday March 12, 2024 6:58 am PDT by
Apple has begun testing a new AI-powered tool with a small group of advertisers that automatically decides where to place ads on the App Store, Business Insider reports. Citing two individuals familiar with the matter, Business Insider claims that the AI-powered tool mirrors the functionalities of Google's Performance Max and Meta's Advantage+, which allow advertisers to specify their...
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iOS 18: AI Server Industry Aiming to Win Business From Apple

Thursday February 29, 2024 6:00 am PST by
AI server makers are hoping to obtain orders from Apple ahead of its highly anticipated unveiling of new AI features later this year, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. Server manufacturer Supermicro is reportedly "aggressively expanding" its efforts to secure AI-related orders from Apple. The company has the potential to double its shipments of AI servers this year, supported...
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Major Shareholders Planning to Force Apple to Reveal Use of AI

Tuesday February 27, 2024 4:18 am PST by
Some of Apple's biggest investors are set to pressure the company tomorrow to reveal its use of artificial intelligence tools (via the Financial Times). Apple's annual shareholder meeting takes place tomorrow, allowing those with a major stake in the company to put forward proposals. One resolution proposed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations...