OpenAI, Apple and Google discuss new AI updates

14/05/2024 | The Guardian

OpenAI has unveiled GPT-4o, an advanced gernerative artificial intelligence (AI) model with the ability to understand and create audio, video, and images. This latest version has the capability to engage in conversations, carry out live translations, and even recognise tone of voice. Although it falls short of being a fully functional AI assistant, its potential integration with Siri and Apple's reported interest in licensing the technology may bring it a step closer to mainstream use.

In other Apple AI news, Laptop reports on a recent report in Bloomberg (£), which revealed Apple's highly anticipated AI features will be split between on-device processing and data centres running Apple chips. Earlier reports suggested the iPhone maker was looking to release AI functions that won't rely on cloud processing technology.

Meanwhile, among several AI features announced by Google, The Guardian reveals that the company is set to use AI to provide concise responses to search queries from US users. The news comes after the company confirmed that it has been experimenting with "AI overviews" displayed at the top of search results, created by its Gemini AI model. Such summaries will accompany the traditional link-based search results. Following trials in the US and the UK, the feature will be initially rolled out across the US, as announced at Google's I/O developer conference in California. Google Search head Liz Reid revealed that AI Overviews will be accessible to "more than a billion people" by the end of the year.

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