Apple brings ChatGPT to iPhones

PLUS: Elon lashes out at OpenAI iOS integration

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Apple fans, your AI moment has finally come.

‘Apple Intelligence’ was just unveiled at WWDC, featuring huge Siri upgrades, ChatGPT integrations, and more — ushering in a brand new era for the tech giant. Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Apple Intelligence debuts at WWDC

  • Musk threatens Apple device ban

  • Autogenerate presentation slides with Gamma

  • Researchers teach AI to speak dog

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

APPLE

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The Rundown: Apple just kicked off its hotly-anticipated WWDC event, unveiling the company’s new ‘Apple Intelligence’ AI strategy, a partnership with OpenAI, and a flurry of new AI integrations and features coming to iOS 18, iPadOS, and macOS 15.

Siri Upgrades

  • A next-gen Siri will converse more naturally, remember context across requests, and accomplish more complex tasks by better understanding both voice and text.

  • Siri also gains ‘onscreen awareness’, with the ability to take actions and utilize on-device info to better tailor requests to the individual user.

New AI Features

  • New AI writing tools built into apps like Mail, Messages, and Notes will allow users to auto-generate and edit text.

  • Mail will utilize AI to better organize and surface content in inboxes, while Notes and Phone gain new audio transcription and summarization capabilities.

  • AI-crafted ‘Genmojis’ enable personalized text-to-image emojis, and a new "Image Playground" feature introduces an image generation tool from prompts.

  • Photos get more conversational search abilities, the ability to create photo ‘stories’, and new editing tools.

Privacy

  • A focus of the AI reveal was privacy — with new features leveraging on-device processing when possible and Private Cloud Compute for more complex tasks.

  • Private Cloud Compute (PCC) is Apple’s new intelligence system specifically for private AI processing on the cloud.

  • The new AI features will be opt-in, so users will not be forced to adopt them.

OpenAI Integration

  • The OpenAI partnership will allow Siri to leverage ChatGPT/GPT-4o when needed for more complex questions.

  • OpenAI’s blog also outlined additional ChatGPT tools like image generation and document understanding embedded into the new OS.

Why it matters: Despite the hype, there weren’t any major surprises on Day 1. But an upgraded, more capable Siri integrated directly with ChatGPT will make the voice assistant actually useful — and onboard millions of users to the start of the on-device AI agent boom.

Check out some of the best demo videos from WWDC here.

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ELON MUSK

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The Rundown: Elon Musk just threatened to ban the use of all Apple devices from his companies following Apple’s partnership announcement with OpenAI, claiming that the integration of ChatGPT into operating systems poses an “unacceptable security violation”.

The details:

  • Musk posted a series of tweets on X following the event, calling the the move “creepy spyware” that can’t ensure data protection.

  • The Tesla, SpaceX, and xAI founder said his company’s visitors will need to check Apple devices at the door and store them in a “Faraday cage”.

  • He also responded to a request for a ‘Grok phone’, saying he might need to create it if Apple follows through with the OpenAI integration.

  • If you’re new to AI, Elon Musk is one of the co-founders of OpenAI and has a contentious history with them, including a lawsuit and the creation of rival xAI.

Why it matters: Despite the overall excitement surrounding the Apple-OpenAI partnership, Elon isn’t drinking the kool aid. While his privacy concerns may be valid, it’s hard to separate from his personal vendetta against his former company — though the idea of a Grok phone is quite an entertaining one.

AI TRAINING

The Rundown: Gamma is a free AI tool that helps users generate presentations in seconds. With the autocomplete feature, users can add new slides directly to already-generated presentations to never run out of ideas.

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  1. Go to Gamma and sign up for free.

  2. Select “Create new”, choose “Presentation”, pick the number of cards you want, and enter a prompt.

  3. Click on “Generate”, and in seconds, Gamma will create your presentation for you.

  4. To use the autocomplete feature, you can type “+++” on a blank card and generate a new card entirely.

  5. Once you’ve edited it to your preference, you can share it with collaborators, export it, or publish it on the web!

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AI RESEARCH

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The Rundown: A new study from the University of Michigan leveraged AI models trained on human speech to decode the meaning behind dog noises — identifying details like breed, age, gender, and emotional state with 70% accuracy.

The details:

  • Researchers gathered vocalizations from 74 dogs of varying breeds, ages, and situational contexts.

  • The noises were inputted into an AI model originally designed to analyze human voices, trained on 960 hours of speech, and fine-tuned for dogs.

  • The AI was able to predict individual dogs from barks, distinguish dog breed and gender, and match barks to emotional context like play and aggression with 70% accuracy.

Why it matters: AI is not only bridging the language gap for humans across the globe — but also potentially across species as well. Communicating with other intelligent animals (or at least better understanding them) seems like a skill issue that’s going to be solved sooner rather than later.

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  • 🧠 Recall - Summarize, connect, and remember online content

  • 🎙️ Riverside VideoDub - Correct transcripts and auto lip sync with your video

  • 👩‍🏫 Khanmigo - AI-powered teacher assistant by Khan Academy

  • 🎨 Diagram - Fully editable generative design for UI in seconds

  • 💌 Lavender - Write better emails faster, get 2x replies with AI

  • 🧪 Reliv - Automate QA test in 5 minutes

  • 🔧 Fiddler AI - Technical Project Manager, Customer Success

  • 🎓 Cohere - Research Intern (PhD)

  • 🔬 Meta - Research Engineer, Conversational AI (Reality Labs)

  • 🎨 Palantir Technologies - Product Designer, US Government

QUICK HITS

OpenAI announced the addition of two new executives, with former Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar joining as CFO and Kevin Weil stepping in as CPO.

Adobe updated its terms of service following backlash over language stating that users' work is used to train AI, with new policies going into effect on June 18th.

Morgan Stanley CEO Ted Pick said that AI could save financial advisors 10-15 hours a week’, with the firm currently testing AI chatbot integrations from OpenAI.

Michael Kors is partnering with Mastercard to offer customers the company’s AI-powered ‘Shopping Muse’ for personalized product recommendations.

The U.S. Air Force and Space Force launched NIPRGPT, a new AI tool designed to assist with tasks like report summarizing and coding to improve information access across operations.

Meta is planning to use European user data to train its AI models while navigating EU data protection laws, aiming to create tech that better reflects diverse languages and cultures.

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