Apple's LLM team expands its computing budget, Roblox demos an A.I. chatbot, ChatGPT traffic bounces back with start of the school year
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A recent report from Wayne Ma in The Information states that Apple may be more of a future A.I. competitor than anticipated. According to the article, “One of its goals is to develop features such as one that allows iPhone customers to use simple voice commands to automate tasks involving multiple steps, according to people familiar with the effort.” This reporting follows a Fortune article in July saying the Cupertino juggernaut may be “secretly building an Apple GPT to rival OpenAI.”
Game platform Roblox announced a new tool called Roblox Assistant that will make it easier for game developers to generate virtual environments and get help with development. The company demoed its new technology at its 2023 Roblox Developers Conference (RDC), saying that it will launch at the end of this year or early next year. According to Jay Peters from The Verge, “Its AI tools do seem genuinely useful; I’ve always wanted to make a video game, even though I don’t know how, and the Roblox Assistant seems like something that could at least help me get started.”
Data from web analytics company SimilarWeb shows a small increase in U.S. traffic to OpenAI’s ChatGPT site, following the summer school break. One theory is that as students return to classrooms, A.I. software will be in higher demand among a key demographic: 18-24-year-olds. Within the student market, OpenAI competitor Character AI is making large strides, drawing close to 60% of its audience from that age range, and featuring chatbot personalization through its mobile app.
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