Apple brings ChatGPT to its apps, including Siri

Apple is bringing ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot experience, to Siri and other first-party apps and capabilities across its operating systems. The tech giant announced the news during a keynote at WWDC 2024 in Cupertino on Monday.

“We’re excited to partner with Apple to bring ChatGPT to their users in a new way,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in a statement. “Apple shares our commitment to safety and innovation, and this partnership aligns with OpenAI’s mission to make advanced AI accessible to everyone.”

Soon, Siri will be able to tap ChatGPT for “expertise” where it might be helpful, Apple says. For example, if you need menu ideas for a meal to make for friends using some ingredients from your garden, you can ask Siri, and Siri will automatically feed that info to ChatGPT for an answer after you give it permission to do so.

You can include photos with the questions you ask ChatGPT via Siri, or ask questions related to your docs or PDFs. Apple’s also integrated ChatGPT into system-wide tools like Writing Tools, which allows you to create content with ChatGPT — including images — or ask an initial idea and send it to ChatGPT to get a revision or variation back.

ChatGPT integrations will arrive on iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS Sequoia later this year, Apple says, and will be free without the need to create a ChatGPT or OpenAI account. Initially, they’ll be powered by GPT-4o, OpenAI’s recently introduced flagship generative AI model.

Subscribers to one of OpenAI’s ChatGPT premium plans will be able to access paid features within Siri and Apple’s other apps with ChatGPT integrations. Apple says that privacy protections are “built in” to the integrations — specifically, requests aren’t stored by OpenAI and users’ IP addresses are obscured.

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