News agency Bloomberg has been in contact with sources who indicate that Apple is developing a ChatGPT-like tool, currently known as “Ajax,” although some have already started calling it “AppleGPT.”
The name Ajax is said to be based on the fact that Apple’s chatbot is building a language model developed using the machine learning framework Jax, which was developed by Google. There is currently no information available about Apple’s plans or which of its products the company may potentially integrate Ajax/AppleGPT into.
According to Bloomberg, Apple’s software chief, Craig Federighi, and John Giannandrea, who was previously in charge of machine learning for Apple’s digital assistant Siri, are leading the Ajax/AppleGPT project. This may suggest that Apple’s potential chatbot is intended to make Siri a little smarter and better.
A source contacted by Bloomberg states that Apple plans to unveil Ajax/AppleGPT sometime next year. Until then, speculation about Apple’s chatbot endeavor is likely to continue.