Report: Apple Testing AI Tools to Compete With OpenAI

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The Facts

  • Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple has built its own framework to create large language models (LLMs) and is testing a chatbot service that essentially replicates Google's Bard and OpenAI's ChatGPT.

  • According to the report, the new app, which summarizes texts and answers questions based on data it has been trained with, has been used internally to assist with product prototyping, and the tech giant has no current plans to make it available to consumers.

The Spin

Narrative A

The biggest tech giant in the world, Apple has both economic power and an enormous fan base. Therefore, it's evident that once the so-called "Apple GPT" goes live, it will revolutionize the generative AI chatbot market. One can only expect that this new tool will raise the bar for similar tools while attracting more interest and market investment to the technological race.

Narrative B

Despite the reported advances as well as the rumors that Apple will make an AI-related announcement next year, the company seems disoriented in relation to generative AI and machine learning development. While its rivals have quickly offered their own AI products, such as large language models to businesses and the public, Apple still has no solid plans in the AI space.

Nerd narrative

There's a 50% chance that OpenAI will make the GPT-4 model available for free ChatGPT users by April 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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