After the great success seen with ChatGPTbased on the GPT-3 language model, Open AI presented its next step this week with GPT-4. AND As far as Apple is concerned, we have not yet seen a clear movement towards AI capable of generating natural language.. In fact, just yesterday we reported that the firm run by Tim Cook did not seem to have any intention of applying similar techniques with Siri.
However, an exclusive report from 9to5Mac reveals now that Apple is making improvements to Siri with tvOS 16.4. Improvements that in any case could end up reaching iOS, iPadOS and macOS.
Siri only tells jokes with this new generation of language… for now
It was in the latest beta of tvOS 16.4, released this week, in which 9to5Mac found a framework that, they explain, will help Siri have capacities to generate texts (written or narrated) with natural language. Something that is far from the usual operation of the Apple assistant, which is based on already predefined templates.
Currently they have only found functionality when telling jokes or set timers. They also say that this capability is being experimented with in order to help with tasks like setting timers. And these are more than enough indications to see that we are far from “Apple ChatGPT”, since it seems that simple tests.
Regarding the fact that it is in tvOS, it does not mean that there is no trace of it in the rest of the systems. In fact, in 9to5Mac they affirm that it is in the Apple TVs in which it is enabled, but that the code is also included on iPhone, iPad, Mac and HomePod. The latter, by the way, is powered precisely by tvOS.
The point is that this discovery casts more doubts than certainties at this time. The previous information that has been known to date about Apple’s strategy against Open AI tools, Microsoft or Google is that from Cupertino they do not plan anything similar. Therefore, it is not known how they will take advantage of this language generation technology.
In fact, in 9to5Mac’s own report optimism is lowered in relation to the fact that this means obtaining something similar to ChatGPT with Siri. Reports such as those issued by Mark Gurman are collected in reference to the fact that Apple is not testing chatbot models with his assistant. Thus, this new discovery would not be contrary to this information.
What once again seems clear is that the next conference for developers, the WWDC, must be yes or yes a date to be marked in red. And it is that these silent advances of Apple with the IA and the promising Apple Reality Pro aim to have their space reserved in an event that, we hope, will be one of the most important in years.
Via | 9to5Mac
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