Apple Unveils AI-Powered Updates to Its Devices – Here Are 5 Features You’ll Actually Use – NBC 6 South Florida

Apple on Monday unveiled long-awaited artificial intelligence updates to its platforms, including improved Siri, ChatGPT integration, image generation capabilities and tools that can summarize or improve your writing.

With Apple’s version of artificial intelligence – branded “Apple Intelligence” – the company’s devices will likely be more effective as personal assistants because they will be integrated with both the Internet and data stored on the phone.

The company says the features will be available this fall on devices running iOS 18, iPadOS 18 or macOS Sequoia. There’s a catch, though: Apple Intelligence integration will only be available on the company’s newest devices. This applies to iPads and Macs with M1 or M2 chips, as well as iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro.

When it comes to privacy, Apple says most AI requests will be processed directly on its devices. Requests requiring more processing power will be handled by dedicated Apple servers, although the company says this data will not be stored or “shared with Apple.”

Here are some key features.

1. ChatGPT Integration

OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot feature will be integrated into most processes on Apple devices, as an option you can express when you need or want it.

This will allow users to answer questions, generate creative content, or ask for help with writing or brainstorming in a variety of Apple apps, including Siri, Mail, and Pages.

2. Siri with enhanced artificial intelligence

With Apple Intelligence, Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, will be able to see what’s stored in your apps and describe what’s on your screen, so you can make more complex requests than what’s currently available.

The company says Siri will be “more context-sensitive” and will be better able to understand both written and spoken requests, even if they are poorly phrased. It will be able to perform tasks through other Apple apps, so you can schedule emails, send emails, or play a specific podcast episode recommended by a friend via text message.

For example, if you ask, “When will Mom’s plane land?” Siri will be able to give you an accurate answer based on real-time flight tracking, contact details and flight information from your email.

For more informational queries, you’ll have the option to use ChatGPT to generate a response in the Siri app. In terms of security, ChatGPT requests coming from Siri will have hidden IP addresses and will not be stored by OpenAI, Apple says.

3. Artificial intelligence-powered writing tools

Apple users will have access to system-wide writing tools, a new built-in AI feature that will summarize, edit and proofread text on your behalf.

It also allows you to adjust the tone of the text you write to make it more friendly, professional or concise.

4. Image generation

Apple will introduce Image Playground, an image generation tool that will be available as a standalone app, as well as a built-in feature in other apps such as Messages, Keynote and Freeform.

You’ll be able to describe an image in a few words and then render it in a variety of styles. You’ll also be able to create images of people in your contacts list on your device.

Apple also announced “Genmoji,” which are custom emojis that can be shared in Messages. For example, you can type “T.Rex on a skateboard” and an image will be generated, Apple says.

5. Real-time call transcriptions

In the Notes and Phone apps, users will be able to record, transcribe and summarize audio, marking the first time that Apple devices have built-in phone call recording functionality.

Once you initiate a recording in the Phone app, participants will be automatically notified that the call is being recorded.

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