Apple Partners with Baidu, Google, and OpenAI for AI Integration in iOS 18

March 27, 2024 – In a recent announcement, Apple has revealed that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10, 2024, where the highly anticipated iOS 18 operating system is expected to make its debut.

One of the key focus areas for the upcoming iOS 18 upgrade is reported to be artificial intelligence. However, according to media reports, Apple does not intend to introduce its own generative AI chatbot but instead opt for existing solutions offered by partners.

Sources privy to the matter have disclosed that Apple has engaged in discussions regarding generative AI collaborations with companies such as Google, OpenAI, and Baidu. Notably, Baidu is rumored to be providing AI capabilities for the Chinese versions of the iPhone 16, Mac systems, and iOS 18, which are expected to be released by Apple this year.

On the other hand, non-Chinese variants of Apple devices are likely to utilize solutions from Google’s Gemini and OpenAI. It is important to note that, as of now, Apple has not officially announced any partnerships with any generative AI providers.

Industry experts suggest that Apple’s collaboration with domestic large-scale AI models ensures compliance with relevant regulations when offering AI services in China.

Interestingly, prior to this partnership, Baidu had already formed an alliance with Samsung, providing technical support for multiple AI capabilities integrated into the Galaxy S24 series through its Wenxin large model. This development further highlights the growing trend of collaborations between tech giants in the realm of artificial intelligence.

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