Apple and Google’s Gemini: A Collaboration in the Works

Following a keynote presentation at WWDC 2024 that both introduced Apple Intelligence and confirmed a partnership that brings GPT access to Siri through an deal with OpenAI, SVP Craig Federighi confirmed plans to work with additional third-party models. The first example given by the executive was one the companies with which Apple was exploring a partnership. “We’re looking forward to doing integrations with other models, including Google Gemini, for instance, in the future,” Federighi said during a post-keynote conversation. Apple says users will be able to access the system without having to sign up for an account or paying for premium services. “Now you can do it right through Siri, without going through another tool,” the Apple executive said.

At the 2024 WWDC, SVP Craig Federighi made an exciting announcement about Apple Intelligence and their new partnership with OpenAI. It was revealed that Siri would now have access to GPT through this deal, but that’s not all – Federighi also confirmed plans to collaborate with other third-party models.

“We’re looking forward to integrating with other models, such as Google Gemini, in the future,” said Federighi during a post-WWDC conversation. However, he made it clear that there were no immediate plans in the works and that this was simply the direction they were heading towards.

The first third-party model to be integrated will be OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is expected to be available to users later this year. Apple promises that users will not need an account or pay for premium services to access the system. Additionally, Federighi shared details about how Siri will work with ChatGPT in the revamped iOS 18 version.

“With Siri, you can now have direct conversations with ChatGPT without needing any other tools,” said Federighi. He emphasized that Siri will always ask for the user’s permission before sending them to ChatGPT. And if there is any helpful data needed for the conversation, Siri will ask for permission before accessing it. Federighi added, “From a privacy point of view, you are always in control and have total transparency.”

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Max Chen is an AI expert and journalist with a focus on the ethical and societal implications of emerging technologies. He has a background in computer science and is known for his clear and concise writing on complex technical topics. He has also written extensively on the potential risks and benefits of AI, and is a frequent speaker on the subject at industry conferences and events.

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