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Apple's new research paper on Ferret-UI shows advances on helping AI like Siri understand and work with small screens like your iPhone's. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
After ChatGPT debuted in late 2022, Apple struck an agreement with stock image provider Shutterstock to use hundreds of millions of images, videos, and music files in its library for training, Reuters reports citing “a person familiar with the arrangements.” Katie Paul and Anna Tong for Reuters: ‎ Reuters spoke to more than 30 people with knowledge of AI data deals, including current and former executives at companies involved, lawyers and consultants, to provide the first in-depth exploration of this fledgling market – detailing the types of content being bought, the prices materializing, plus emerging concerns about the risk of personal data making its way into AI models without people’s knowledge or explicit consent. The data land grab comes as…
China’s search leader Baidu has long been viewed as an also-ran, but an Apple deal for AI alongside shifting political and technological winds might improve Baidu’s status. Jacky Wong for The Wall Street Journal: ‎ Apple has long been the epitome of tech-sector cool: sleek design, usability and legions of devotees. Baidu, China’s answer to Google, not so much — it has been a growth laggard for years. But the artificial intelligence boom might change that. The company has held exploratory talks with Apple over using its chatbot technology in China, on top of an existing cooperation with Samsung. And AI cloud revenue is starting to pad its top line. The frenzy kicked off by ChatGPT has spawned many clones…
Master ChatGPT and Google Gemini with these artificial intelligence certification courses. Eduonix presents this $30 AI intro bundle. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
OpenAI has announced a new Read Aloud feature for its official ChatGPT app for iPhone and iPad that allows users to have the chat bot read responses out loud in one of five voice options. In the app, tap and hold the chat bot's text response, and then tap Read Aloud. You can also play, pause, or rewind the readout. The feature, which is also available on the web version of ChatGPT, adds another layer of voice-based interaction, and builds on the existing Voice Chat feature, which gives users the option of speaking conversationally with the chat bot instead of typing. Read Aloud can speak 37 languages and can auto-detect the language of the text that it is reading. OpenAI…
Apple is testing a new ChatGPT-like generative AI tool called “Ask,” that, if testing is successful, will aid technical support employees to offer faster support in the future. Joe Rossignol for MacRumors: ‎ Apple recently launched a pilot program that provides select AppleCare support advisors with access to a new tool called “Ask” that can automatically generate responses to technical questions they receive from customers, according to information obtained by MacRumors. Advisors can then relay the info to customers in online chats or on the phone. “Ask” will automatically respond to a query with relevant information from Apple’s internal knowledge base, and advisors can rate an answer as “helpful” or “unhelpful.” Advisors can ask up to five follow-up questions per…
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