Apple’s top AI executives, John Giannandrea and Craig Federighi, reportedly disagree on the company’s strategy for developing a ChatGPT-style chatbot. While rivals rapidly release AI bots, Apple lacks consensus.
Giannandrea reviews merits before deciding on an approach
As head of Apple’s AI and machine learning, Giannandrea is said to be taking a conservative stance, wanting to evaluate ChatGPT’s capabilities before defining Apple’s approach.
Apple chatbot is restricted to internal use so far.
Due to security concerns, Apple’s experimental “Apple GPT” chatbot remains limited to internal use. Experts say Apple lags behind rivals in consumer AI applications.
Focus also on health coaching service Quartz.
However, Apple is progressing in AI for areas like health. It is reportedly planning a coaching service called Quartz that would utilize data from Apple Watch.
Diverging views could delay public products.
The split between Giannandrea and software lead Federighi may explain why Apple needs a clear public chatbot strategy. Consensus is needed to launch a consumer AI.