Daily AI NEWS - June 11, 2024
Apple, ChatGPT, and Privacy

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Apple has launched Apple Intelligence, a generative AI service for its devices, integrating ChatGPT for enhanced interactions. Also, there are concerns about unauthorized use of children's photos for AI training.

Apple's AI and ChatGPT Integration

Apple announced at WWDC 2024 the launch of Apple Intelligence, a generative AI service for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This new AI system promises deep integration and personalized experiences while prioritizing safety and privacy. Apple aims to enhance user experiences significantly across its ecosystem.

The tech giant has also partnered with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT models into its devices. Users can now sign in with their OpenAI account and choose ChatGPT within Siri and other apps, leveraging OpenAI's advanced language models for more intelligent and responsive interactions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook called AI capability the "next big step" for the company. With this strategic move, Apple seeks to catch up with rivals Google and Microsoft in the generative AI space, offering a competitive and sophisticated AI integration on its devices.

WWDC 2024 Announcements

Apple has officially kicked off WWDC 2024 at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. For those not attending in person, the event can be streamed online, offering comprehensive coverage of the latest updates. The keynote, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, will unveil significant announcements.

Among the most anticipated reveals are iOS 18, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2, showcasing Apple's continuous push towards innovation. Notably, the event will focus heavily on advancements in Apple Intelligence and AI-driven features, promising exciting developments for users and developers alike.

Generative AI Enhancements

Siri gets major upgrade in iOS 18 with generative AI, promising to enhance app interactions and overall user experience. Apple's update heralds a significant shift in virtual assistant capabilities, merging advanced AI with existing functionalities for a more integrated user experience.

Safari just trounced Microsoft Edge with its newly announced AI features. Apple's latest upgrade equips Safari with enhanced AI capabilities, positioning it as a competitive browser with advanced functionalities, standing out against current market leaders Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Apple's announcement of a new version of Siri powered by generative AI models emphasizes a more natural and personalized interaction. Updated visual elements and an improved user interface underscore Apple's commitment to integrating cutting-edge AI technology into everyday use, making Siri smarter and more helpful.

Children's photos used to train AI models

Recent reports reveal that children’s photos are being used to train AI models without their consent. Advocates warn that these children are easily traceable from the photos utilized.

Specifically, the issue involves Brazilian children, whose personal photos have been exploited without their knowledge to develop sophisticated AI tools, raising significant ethical and privacy concerns.

There is a growing call from advocates and legal experts for stricter regulations to protect minors' privacy and prevent the unauthorized use of children's images, considering the potential for misuse and long-term implications.

Elon Musk's Threat to Ban Apple Devices

Elon Musk has threatened to ban Apple devices from his companies over Apple's newly announced ChatGPT integration. The Siri enhancement in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia enables Siri to use ChatGPT for handling complex queries.

Musk has expressed strong objections, stating, "Visitors will have to check their Apple devices at the door, where they will be stored in a Faraday cage," emphasizing security concerns. He referred to this integration as an “unacceptable security violation”.

This fierce reaction has raised eyebrows across the tech industry as Musk, renowned for his broad business empire including SpaceX and xAI, continues championing stringent tech practices in his firms.

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