Tag: Apple

iOS 18 to include limited on-device AI features

Apple is gearing up to roll out a major upgrade for Siri with the upcoming release of iOS 18. The tech giant is focusing on enhancing its artificial intelligence capabilities, with a particular emphasis on privacy by processing data directly on the user’s iPhone without the need for cloud services. Reports indicate that the initial […]

Apple’s new AI model could understand your home screen and supercharge Siri

Apple, a key player in the tech industry, is making significant strides in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Despite not launching any AI models recently, Apple researchers have unveiled a new language model called Ferret-UI designed to understand mobile user interface (UI) screens. This multimodal large language model (MLLM) differs from typical language models […]

Apple explores frontier of personal robotics with innovative home devices

Apple is venturing into the realm of personal robotics, a strategic move that could reshape its product lineup. The tech giant is reportedly working on a mobile robot designed to accompany users around their homes and a sophisticated table-top device equipped with a robotic arm to manipulate a display. These endeavors, spearheaded by Apple’s hardware […]

Apple researchers develop AI that can ‘see’ and understand screen context

Apple researchers have unveiled the ReALM system, an innovative artificial intelligence that understands ambiguous references on screens and contextual cues, enhancing interactions with voice assistants. Published in a recent paper, the system transforms reference resolution tasks into a language modeling problem, achieving significant advancements over existing methods.With a focus on conversational assistants, ReALM excels at […]

Apple set to unveil their AI master plan at Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple will reveal its expansion into artificial intelligence (AI) at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, held at Apple Park from June 10 to June 14. Though not explicitly mentioned in the event details, AI is expected to be a significant topic, especially in relation to iOS 18. CEO Tim Cook has promised advancements in AI, […]

Apple acquires AI startup specializing in overlooking manufacturing components

Apple has added to its AI startup acquisitions by purchasing DarwinAI, a Canada-based company specializing in vision-based technology for manufacturing efficiency, as reported by Bloomberg. While the deal has not been officially announced, members of DarwinAI’s team have joined Apple’s machine learning groups in January, according to their LinkedIn profiles.   DarwinAI had secured over […]

Apple researchers achieve breakthroughs in multimodal AI as company ramps up investments

Apple researchers have made significant strides in advancing artificial intelligence with the development of new methods for training large language models on both text and images. The findings, detailed in a research paper titled “MM1: Methods, Analysis & Insights from Multimodal LLM Pre-training,” highlight the importance of combining various training data and model architectures to […]

Apple researchers unveil ‘Keyframer’: An AI tool that animates still images using LLMs

Apple researchers have introduced a groundbreaking AI tool called Keyframer, leveraging large language models to animate static images through natural language prompts. This innovation, outlined in a research paper on arxiv.org, marks a significant advancement in incorporating AI into the creative process, potentially influencing upcoming Apple products like the iPad Pro and Vision Pro.   […]

Apple made an AI image tool that lets you make edits by describing them

Apple researchers have unveiled a groundbreaking model that revolutionizes photo editing by enabling users to describe desired changes through text prompts without directly engaging with editing software. The MGIE model, developed in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara, can perform a myriad of editing tasks such as cropping, resizing, flipping, and applying filters […]

AI meets AR as ChatGPT is now available on the Apple Vision Pro

OpenAI has recently collaborated with Apple in the realm of mixed reality by launching a ChatGPT app tailored for the Apple Vision Pro headset. This unusual yet intriguing partnership brings a text-based app to a 3D-focused augmented reality environment, fostering interactions like simplifying complex concepts ‘like I’m five years old.’ Despite its simplicity compared to […]

OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for Apple Vision Pro

OpenAI has released ChatGPT, a new app for the Apple Vision Pro augmented reality headset that allows users to interact with the latest GPT-4 Turbo model, enabling them to ask questions, get advice, learn about new topics, and generate images and text directly in the app.   ChatGPT for Vision Pro is one of the […]

Apple Ramped Up Autonomous Vehicle Testing Last Year, Filings Show

Apple’s secretive vehicle project has significantly increased its autonomous testing miles in California, almost quadrupling the number of miles tested on public roads in 2023 compared to the previous year.   Despite the increased testing, Apple’s testing totals are still significantly lower than those of more advanced autonomous vehicle developers, such as Alphabet’s Waymo and […]

Tim Cook confirms Apple’s generative AI features are coming “later this year”

Apple is working on generative AI software features that will be released later this year, making iOS 18 potentially the biggest update in the operating system’s history.   CEO Tim Cook teased about the ongoing work in artificial intelligence, indicating that AI will shape the future of Apple’s software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. […]

Apple Big AI Push Could Come in iOS 18, Analysts Say

Apple has been relatively absent from the AI hype cycle, but analysts anticipate a move into AI with iOS 18 at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference. CEO Tim Cook’s strategy of letting competitors go first has positioned Apple to make a significant impact with its slow and steady AI efforts, backed by the acquisition of […]

Apple reportedly eyeing generative AI push and Siri overhaul for the iPhone

Apple is planning to introduce major generative AI features for its next version of iOS, including auto-summarizing and auto-complete features for its core apps and productivity programs, automating playlist creation in Apple Music, and a major overhaul for Siri.   The company is also developing new versions of Xcode and other programming tools that will […]

Apple shares ‘Ferret’ machine learning model for image-based queries

In a surprise move, researchers from Apple and Cornell University introduced an open-source multimodal LLM, dubbed “Ferret,” which can utilize image regions for queries. Released quietly on Github in October with no accompanying fanfare, Ferret has now gained attention from AI researchers, with industry experts applauding Apple’s commitment to impactful AI research. Despite its non-commercial […]

Apple reportedly wants to use the news to help train its AI models

In a move to bolster its AI capabilities, Apple is in discussions with major news publishers such as Condé Nast, NBC News, and IAC to license their news archives. The company aims to use this content to train its generative AI systems. These talks involve multiyear deals worth at least $50 million.   The response […]

Apple research reveals some dazzling AI tech could be headed to your iPhone

Apple has published research papers showcasing its endeavor to advance artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The research highlights the development of on-device AI technology, including methods to efficiently run large language models (LLMs) and create animatable avatars.   The research includes a groundbreaking method named “LLM in a flash” which enables the smooth running of complex […]

Apple Unveils An Open-Source Path for AI Development on Its Silicon Chips

Apple recently launched MLX, an open-source framework designed specifically for machine learning on its M-series CPUs. The framework aims to address compatibility and performance issues associated with Apple’s unique architecture and software, providing a more user-friendly design and a more streamlined process for training and deploying AI models on Apple devices. MLX’s unified memory model […]



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