According to a new report from The Information, Apple is investing millions of dollars a day in training artificial intelligence. The company is said to be working on multiple AI models with multiple teams.

Apple’s unit that works on conversational artificial intelligence is called “Foundational Models,” according to the source. It has about 16 members, including several former Google engineers. It is led by John Giannandrea, Apple’s head of artificial intelligence, who was hired in 2018 to improve Siri.

Other Apple teams are also working on artificial intelligence. The Visual Intelligence unit is developing an image generation model and another group is investigating “multimodal AI that can recognize and produce images or videos as well as text.”

These models can serve a variety of purposes. A chatbot is in development that would “interact with customers using AppleCare,” another ​bot ​would facilitate the automation of multi-step operations with Siri.

According to people involved in the development of the latter, Apple’s most advanced LLM, known internally as Ajax GPT, is trained on more than 200 billion parameters and is more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-3.5, which is the basis of the initial version of ChatGPT. This model was originally created for internal use, according to previous reports by Bloomberg.

Source: The Verge