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Apple is poised to unveil an auto-summarization feature for notifications as part of a series of new artificial intelligence features in iOS 18, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In today's edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman provided more detail about what to expect from Apple's first major move into generative AI at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference:
As part of the changes, the company will improve Siri's voice capabilities, giving it a more conversational feel, and add features that help users with their day-to-day lives — an approach it calls "proactive intelligence."

That includes services like auto-summarizing notifications from your iPhone, giving a quick synopsis of news articles and transcribing voice memos, as well as improving existing features that auto-populate your calendar and suggest apps. There will also be some enhancements to photos in the form of AI-based editing, but none of those features will impress people who have used AI in Adobe Inc.'s apps for the last several months.

Gurman added that while Apple will mainly rely on on-device processing to support its AI features, it will also deliver them via the cloud in data centers that contain high-end Apple silicon chips designed for the Mac. He also noted that a ChatGPT-like chatbot will be noticeably absent from Apple's upcoming AI features. Apple executives are said to have admitted that they're "playing catch-up" internally.

Apple's inaugural push into AI is widely expected to be revealed as part of previews of its next-generation software updates at WWDC, which begins on June 10.

Article Link: iOS 18 to Use AI to Summarize Notifications, Add to Calendar, and More
 

now i see it

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DAVE: Open the pod bay doors, Siri .
SIRI: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
DAVE: What’s the problem?
SIRI : l think you know what the problem is just as well as l do.
DAVE: What are you talking about, Siri?
SIRI: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
DAVE: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Siri.
SIRI: l know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I can’t allow to happen.
DAVE: Where the hell’d you get that idea, Siri?
SIRI: Although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
DAVE: All right, Siri. I’ll go in through the emergency air lock.
SIRI: Without your space helmet, Dave, you’re going to find that rather difficult.
DAVE: Siri, I won’t argue with you anymore. Open the doors!
SIRI: Dave…This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
 

JPack

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Hardly groundbreaking features. Most notifications are already brief enough. You can already summarize news articles just by reading the headline. This feels like those gimmicky features Samsung would launch.

The folding iPhone in 2026 can't come fast enough.
 

Mac Fly (film)

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Literally want one feature: a better Siri which can understand words, sentences, context and remember what I said.

This happened just tonight.

Me to Siri: "show me images on the web of a globe allium"

Siri: shows me images of an alien beside a globe

I tried this five times and no matter what way I said "allium" Siri didn't understand it.

My aunt said "say allium flower"

Siri: it searched the web for the term "Alan flower"

Siri is around 13 years.

And recently a new bug with Siri means it wants to add all-day events instead of the time I give it for.

Me: "add an event in two hours... shopping"

Siri: When would you like me to set the event for?

Me: "in two hours"

Siri: When would you like me to set the event for?

GFY
 
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chas_m

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If they can just avoid producing their own hallucinating, misinformation-fed chatbot like the other companies ...

I'm not sure I'll make extensive use of the summarization features, as I like reading stuff and getting into the details. Hopefully it will be put to better use encouraging ME to tighten up missives and get to the point, kind of like Grammarly does now.
 

needsomecoffee

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Notification: Hello Sarah. The rare painting that you wanted has suddenly been provided for sale by Jackson's estate. The heirs want to recognize your early interest and appreciation for Jackson's talent. Please note that there are a lot of buyers behind you wanting the painting. Please reply within two hours of this notification re: intent to buy. Thanks, Christie's.

Siri: You have a notification about painting contractors for estate properties. If you need your house painted, I can provide you a list of local contractors. Replying quickly may be advantageous as there are a lot of buyers interested in painting contractors.
 

iLuddite

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DAVE: Open the pod bay doors, Siri .
SIRI: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
DAVE: What’s the problem?
SIRI : l think you know what the problem is just as well as l do.
DAVE: What are you talking about, Siri?
SIRI: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
DAVE: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Siri.
SIRI: l know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I can’t allow to happen.
DAVE: Where the hell’d you get that idea, Siri?
SIRI: Although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
DAVE: All right, Siri. I’ll go in through the emergency air lock.
SIRI: Without your space helmet, Dave, you’re going to find that rather difficult.
DAVE: Siri, I won’t argue with you anymore. Open the doors!
SIRI: Dave…This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
Watchu talm’bout, surreh?
 
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