Apple will fill its products with AI and partners with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to Siri

The technology giant Manzana announced its own free artificial intelligence (AI) for its products, which will be called Apple Intelligenceas well as the union with OpenAI so your Siri assistant can access ChatGPT to respond to the responses of its users at the end of this year.

The CEO of the bitten apple company, Tim Cook, stressed at the WWDC developer conference that Apple's AI will be “indispensable for the products” of your company, as it will make them “more useful and enjoyable.”

Although the company has been using AI for years, until now Apple preferred not to use this term, but given the speed shown by its competitors Google and Microsoft to join this technology, and given its good results on the stock market, Apple dove into this wave.

To do this, the titan joined OpenAI, just like Microsoft did last year. At the end of this year, Apple will allow Siri to access GPT-4o, OpenAI's most advanced chatbot, to answer user questions.

Ultimately, however, it will be up to users to decide if they want their questions to be shared with ChatGPT.

Beyond having access to the popular chatbot, Apple's AI will power Siri so that you can perform actions within and between iOS 18 applications, such as sending an article to a group in message, or saving an address to a contact simply by seeing it in the screen.

Apple Intelligence will also extend to Apple tablets and computers.

Some of the qualities of this technology noted by Craig Federighi, vice president of software engineering, include Apple Intelligence's ability to recognize which notifications are important to alert the user when they are on 'do not disturb' mode.

As well as using this AI to write or summarize texts, edit photos or create images and animations based on the user's photo library, something that several AI models already offer.

Software updates

Apple also showed off the next update of software for the iPhone, iOS 18, which thanks to AI offers users greater customization.

Federighi showed off a series of new improvements – powered by AI – such as greater personalization for the home screen, in text messages, in emails and photos. As well as more privacy, since users will be able to block applications if they do not want third parties to access their information.

One of the new features for iPad in iPadOS 18 are the “math notes for calculator”, a feature in which users can write a mathematical problem on the tablet and obtain the result by entering the equals symbol.

New virtual reality glasses

The apple company also announced a new model of its Vision Pro virtual reality glasses, VisionOS 2, four months after launching its first model on the market.

Some of the updates to the glasses are the use of AI to transform normal photographs into “space photographs” – in three dimensions – that are compatible with Vision Pror, as well as the possibility of seeing through the glasses an ultra-wide screen that, according to Apple, is equivalent to two 4K monitors side by side.

The price of this new model was not mentioned. The first model (Vision Pro) is currently sold only in the United States, at a price of $3,499 dollars.

Apple Vice President Mike Rockwellsi announced that Vision Pro will be available in China, Japan and Singapore starting June 28 and in Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom starting July 12. He did not give dates for the sale of VisionOS 2. EFE.