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How Google’s getting an AI backdoor into iPhone

How Google’s getting an AI backdoor into iPhone

Apple and Google have long held differing views on user data and device privacy. While Apple promises to keep most personal info on-device and encrypted, Google is known for mining user data and leveraging it to serve ads, improve products, and more. However, a new partnership between these two tech giants could allow Google’s AI platform, Gemini, to access user data like never before.

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Earlier this year, rumors swirled that Apple was working on a new AI-powered version of Siri for iOS 18. The update would make Apple’s personal assistant comparable to generative AI platforms like ChatGPT and Google Gemini, allowing it to provide better query responses, edit written content, and possibly even create text and images of its own. While this project may still be in development, new details claim that Apple hopes to kickstart its AI ambitions by striking a deal directly with one of its competitors.

Google Gemini is now poised to take center stage at Apple’s WWDC event this spring, where iOS 18 is expected to be unveiled. Debuting in December 2023, the platform is relatively young compared to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which launched to the public in November 2022. However, Google has been…

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