Apple’s AI team spends more than $1 million daily and is adding people from Google, OpenAI, and other places.
Apple puts a lot of resources into AI and spends millions of dollars daily on it. The company has hired people from Google, OpenAI, and other well-known AI labs to work on developing different AI models on multiple teams.
With their Bard AI, Bing AI, and many other AI tools, Google and Microsoft are in a race to be the best at AI. On the other hand, Apple has been quiet on the AI front. However, new sources say that Apple is putting a lot of money into AI and will likely release several AI tools in the future.
According to a story that first appeared in The Information, Apple is putting a lot of money into artificial intelligence (AI), with millions of dollars spent daily. Several teams in the company are complex at work, making AI models for different purposes.
One of these teams, called “Foundational Models,” works on conversational AI. It is run by Apple’s head of AI, John Giannandrea, who joined the company in 2018 to improve Siri. This group has about 16 people, some of whom used to work at Google.
Several other teams at Apple are also working on projects related to AI, in addition to the talking AI team. Among these projects are creating a model for making images, multimodal AI, a chatbot that will talk to AppleCare customers, and another chatbot that will help Siri make complicated jobs easier.
Insiders have also said that Apple’s Ajax GPT, its most advanced Large Language Model (LLM), has been trained on an impressive “200 billion parameters” and is said to be more potent than OpenAI’s LLM GPT-3.5, which was the basis for the famous chatbot ChatGPT.
Reports from earlier this year said that Apple was hiring many people in the Generative AI field. For example, its US work page listed jobs like Multimodal Generative Modelling Research Engineer and Visual Generative Modelling Research Engineer.
There were also rumours in March that Apple was trying out creative AI technology, but the company hasn’t officially confirmed these rumours.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, was excited about AI when he went to India this year to open the first Apple Store in the country. He talked about the importance of AI in different Apple goods, like the Apple Watch’s ECG and fall detection features. Cook said again that Apple wants to stay at the top of artificial intelligence.
In short, Apple is putting a lot of money into AI, with several AI projects in the works, as it tries to stay competitive in a tech world that is constantly changing.