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Apple Eyes AI Deals with OpenAI and Google As Regulation Stalls

Apple is closing in on a deal that will allow iOS users to enjoy an array of artificial intelligence features powered by OpenAI. The iPhone maker has been in discussions with the startup as part of a broader push that would see ChatGPT features integrated into the next iteration of the iPhone operating system, iOS 18.

Apple OpenAI Plans

A deal with OpenAI will allow Apple to offer ChatGPT features amid the flurry of AI features that are increasingly taking over the digital landscape. Likewise, the tech giant is also in discussions with Alphabet’s Google as it also seeks to integrate Gemini Chatbot into iOS devices.

Apple is increasingly looking for ways to make its devices competitive and desirable at a time when it is facing stiff competition. Smartphone saturation has become a big problem in recent years, with the company needing help to attract as many sales as it did in the previous years. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook reiterated that he uses OpenAI’s ChatGPT and promised to introduce more AI features to Apple products.

In a recent earnings call, the chief executive officer reiterated AI’s transformative power and promise, which could help differentiate Apple products in the new era. Artificial intelligence is also expected to add to the company’s unique combination of hardware, software, and services.

Next month, Apple is expected to make it clear its artificial intelligence plans have been accused of lagging. Microsoft and Alphabet have so far appeared to set the pace when it comes to the AI arms race, with Apple remaining tight-lipped on its plans.

Nevertheless, reports have emerged that Apple has been investing in the future of AI, be it in silence. For instance, there are reports that the company is working on chips that will be used to power the AI revolution. Given that the company designs chips commonly used in iPhones and iPads, it would always be easy to get into the business of designing and manufacturing AI chips.

AI Regulation Stalemate

Meanwhile, a bid to regulate artificial intelligence development has received a significant setback in Connecticut. The state’s governor has reiterated that he will veto any AI bill the senate passes as he does not believe the state should be the first to pass stringent regulations limiting AI development.

According to Governor Ned Lamont, state legislators should strive to work with state legislators to develop solid regulations. The remarks come on the heels of 18 states passing narrow AI laws that only regulate how AI tools are used. Most statutes mandate people to be told in advance when interacting with AI tools, especially when it comes to job interviews.

The Connecticut governor vetoing the bill sums up the issues and difficulties in the race to try and regulate AI. Lawmakers are faced with more reasons to take action as defective AI systems become more commonplace and rapidly advancing deep fakes endanger everything from people to businesses to elections. Elon Musk has been one of the proponents pushing for more stringent regulation to ensure the development and use of AI does not get out of hand.


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