More companies are intensifying their AI efforts as a result of the success of ChatGPT. Apple engineers, including the Siri team, are reportedly testing concepts for generative language models "weekly."
Nevertheless, recent developments demonstrate that voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa are falling behind in the AI race. Apple's software in particular has faced numerous obstacles to improvement, according to former Cupertino engineer John Berkey, who worked on Siri and was responsible for its improvements in 2014.
The assistant's "clunky design" made it difficult for engineers to implement new features. For example, the Siri database contains a large number of phrases in over two dozen languages, which is mixed in a "heap." Major changes such as adding new suggestions may take up to six weeks, while adding more advanced features, such as new search tools, can take up to a year.
According to Berkey, Siri cannot yet become a "creative assistant" as in ChatGPT. GPT-4 is a next-generation language model that will assist chatbots in understanding both images and text. The new framework will be available to the general public through ChatGPT Plus, which requires a subscription to the service. (you may sign up for a waiting list here).
Even before GPT-4's official launch, Microsoft Bing's chatbot revealed that it was in secret.
Apple, Meta, and Amazon are all said to be making attempts to keep Microsoft's lead in artificial intelligence. Apple and Tesla, in particular, say they are overhauling their approach to artificial intelligence.