Apple is implementing artificial intelligence in iPhones and other devices

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Here are some other AI features available on Apple devices that older adults may find useful.

1. Categorize your email. Apple’s Mail app will classify incoming emails into primary, promotions, transactions, and updates, much like Google does with Gmail.

2. Correspond with help. Rewrite, Proofread, and Summarize are the writing tools you’ll have access to when you’re creating a blog post, preparing a note for your boss, or sending an invitation to a party. The tools will automatically appear in Apple Keynote, Mail, Notes, Pages, and Safari, as well as some third-party apps.

You can choose your writing style and Apple will generate content that is more concise, friendly or professional. You already see similar writing tools in Google Gemini, Microsoft Copilot, and yes, ChatGPT.

ChatGPT can also play a role here. Still, Apple’s control over the market will enable many more people to use these tools.

3. Generate creative images. Apple Intelligence can help you get creative with photos, images, and GIFs. If you’re writing to tell your mom that she’s your hero, she might suggest a photo of her in a superhero cape.

If you really want to have some fun, you can type in a description to (on the fly) generate what Apple calls “Genmojis,” which are custom emojis sometimes featuring friends and families based on their photos.

For example, try “Show Lyle as an astronaut.”

The standalone Image Playground app lets you generate images in one of three styles – animation, illustration and sketch – although the same tools will also be available in Messages, Notes, Pages and other apps.

4. Prioritize notifications. iPhone promises to deliver smarter notifications for things you want or need to see right away, while keeping unnecessary distractions at bay. You’ll be notified when your takeout delivery is ready, on its way, or when you’re ready to pick up your grandkids from the airport.

5. Take action. You can ask Siri to perform specific tasks on your behalf: “Select all the files my boss shared with me last week” or “Play a podcast my wife sent me the other day.”

If your afternoon meeting is canceled and you need to reschedule it for another day when you also attend your daughter’s dance recital, Apple Intelligence can help. She already knows who your daughter is, the location of her recital, the start time of the performance and the expected traffic between your office and the theater. They can create a plan that will enable you to organize your meeting and get to the theme on time.

“Understanding this kind of personal context is essential to providing truly useful information,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, during his WWDC presentation. “But it has to be done right. You shouldn’t hand over all the details of your life to be stored and analyzed in someone else’s AI cloud. With Apple Intelligence, powerful intelligence comes with powerful privacy.”