Meet 'Apple's GPT' - The Ultimate AI Chatbot!"

Tech giant Apple has finally entered the ring to battle it out for the crown in the proverbial generative AI space, challenging Google, Microsoft and market frontrunners Open AI. An exclusive report from Bloombergs’ Mark Gurman claims that Apple has finally tailored a Large Language Model (LLM) chatbot internally referred to by some as “Apple GPT”, aiming directly towards the renowned AI chatbot, ChatGPT, which was until recently the fastest-growing application of all time.

Although Apple is yet to determine a strategy or medium for delivering the technology to consumers, the company aims to enter the realm of AI anytime next year.

The report states that Apple has laid the foundational large language model (LLM) for the chatbot based on a framework called “Ajax”, which was built last year, runs on Google Cloud and was constructed using Google Jax, the search giants’ machine learning architecture.

The only beneficiary of the software as of now are Apple employees, who can only use the tool internally which too requires special approval for access. However, there’s no solid word on when the software can be rolled outside Apple Park, as security concerns still surround the vertical. Apple has also made sure that no consumer-centric developments take place using the chatbot. 

Apart from the fact that this time it’s Apple walking the talk, there are no significant differences in the company’s chatbot compared to what is already commercially available in the market such as Google’s Bard, Open AI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s BingAI. 

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has been relatively reserved regarding the implementation of generative AI in most of Apple’s products, although he has mentioned using ChatGPT himself. In the past, he has expressed concerns about the security aspects of generative AI, acknowledging its potential but also highlighting the need to address various issues before fully adopting the technology.

Across its software on all devices, Apple already incorporates AI in the form of machine learning. Siri, the virtual assistant, utilizes ML and natural language processing, and it has seen improvements through the Ajax framework. However, generative AI poses a particular challenge for the company, and they are currently working on developing a strategy before launching the first Apple AI chatbot to the public.