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iOS 17.4 beta has signs of an AI-improved Siri ahead of WWDC 2024

Apple is testing its in-house Chatbot Siri against ChatGPT

Apple could announce an AI-powered version of Siri as soon as June, and there are signs inside the iOS 17.4 beta that it exists.

Apple has yet to release an equivalent to ChatGPT's artificial intelligence tools, but that doesn't mean it's not coming. The company has allegedly invested $1 billion in adding AI to Siri.

9to5Mac has uncovered code in the first beta of iOS 17.4 that suggests that Apple is still working on a new version of Siri. Interestingly enough, there are references to OpenAI within the code.

OpenAI's ChatGPT does not seem to power Siri's artificial intelligence features. Instead, it exists as a yardstick for Apple to compare its own Large Language Model (LLM) against.

Apple appears to be testing four different AI models, including AjaxGPT, its in-house LLM. The code shows that Apple is testing two versions of AjaxGPT, one processed on-device and one not.

9to5Mac also reports that Apple is testing a model dubbed FLAN-T5.

In early January, there were rumors that Apple was planning to integrate its generative AI technology into Siri and other services, with an announcement expected at the 2024 Worldwide Developer Conference.