Apple is paying attention to the development of ChatGPT, Google Bard and other similar tools: so far this month, the company has posted 28 job openings in the field of AI, giving us a clear indication that Apple is ready to invest in this technology.
As noted 9to5Mac, one of the offers is for a research engineer in visual generative modeling. The role will be part of “a group that will shape how generative AI technologies are transforming Apple’s mobile computing platforms,” reads the description.
This sounds quite ambitious to us. It’s not clear what exactly these roles mean to users, but the number of roles that are now open and the language used in their descriptions would indicate that Apple takes generative AI very seriously.
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Of course, there’s already a lot of AI built into Apple products – whether it’s finding pictures of your cat or recognizing Siri’s voice commands – but it feels like a whole new level in terms of what it’s capable of.
Recent reports suggest that Apple is aware that it is lagging behind OpenAI, Microsoft and Google in the AI race, and we have already written about the response that is needed from Apple if it wants to compete in this particular area.
Apple CEO Tim Cook registered saying the recent advances in generative AI are “very interesting,” but also said Apple will be “thoughtful and thoughtful” in its approach to technology – so keep an eye out for that space.
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You can search for AI jobs on your own at Apple and you can see that they cover a whole range of different teams and positions. As you might expect, you need a lot of talent, experience and passion to fulfill the requirements for one of these positions.
The language is different across different lists, but we’ve noticed references to “Siri’s next-generation natural-language understanding capability” and “a key shift in AI technology that’s leading the revolution in human-computer interaction.”
It’s the kind of language that makes us think Apple takes generative AI very seriously. Whether Siri will morph into a ChatGPT-style bot remains to be seen, but that’s one of the possibilities this latest batch of job listings hints at.
Apple knows that if it doesn’t make rapid strides in AI, someone else will. OpenAI just launched ChatGPT for iOS, while there are many other third-party tools that can already bring top-notch AI tools to Apple products. Or you can use iOS shortcuts to enhance Siri with ChatGPT.