Apple has announced that it will no longer use generative AI models for its products and services, and instead focus on developing intuitive AI systems that can understand and anticipate user needs better.
Generative AI vs Intuitive AI
Generative AI models are those that can create new content, such as text, images, music, or code, based on some input or data. Examples of generative AI models are GPT-3, DALL-E, Jukebox, and Codex.
On the other hand, intuitive AI systems are those that can learn from user behavior and preferences, and provide personalized and adaptive solutions. Examples of intuitive AI systems are Siri, Face ID, AirPods, and Apple Watch.
How does Intuitive AI work?
- Intuitive AI systems work by collecting and analyzing user data, such as voice, face, gestures, location, activity, health, and preferences.
- They use machine learning algorithms to find patterns and insights from the data, and use them to tailor the system’s responses and actions to the user’s needs and goals.
- They also use feedback mechanisms to improve their performance and accuracy over time.
Reasons for Apple’s Decision to Abandon Generative AI
- Ethical and social implications of potentially misleading, harmful, or offensive content
- Technical and computational challenges of maintaining and updating generative AI models
- User experience and satisfaction with intuitive AI systems.
What Can Users Expect?
For users, this means that they can expect to see more features and improvements in Apple’s intuitive AI products and services, such as more accurate and natural voice recognition and synthesis for Siri, more secure and convenient biometric authentication for Face ID, more adaptive and responsive noise cancellation and spatial audio for AirPods, and more personalized and proactive health and fitness tracking for Apple Watch.
However, this also means that they will not be able to use Apple’s generative AI models for their own creative or educational purposes, such as writing essays, poems, stories, or code with GPT-3 or Codex, creating images, artworks, or logos with DALL-E or Jukebox, or generating music, songs, or lyrics with Jukebox or Codex.
Apple’s decision to focus on intuitive AI instead of generative AI is driven by ethical, technical, and user experience considerations. While users may miss the creative and educational potential of generative AI, they can expect more personalized and adaptive solutions from Apple’s intuitive AI products and services.