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How Apple used Google's help to train its AI models


Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a great deal with OpenAI to include its powerful artificial intelligence model as part of its voice assistant, Siri, during Apple's conference last Monday, but in the finer details of the technical document that Apple published after the event, the company explains that... Google subsidiary Alphabet has emerged as another winner in the Cupertino, California, company's quest to catch up with artificial intelligence, according to Reuters

To build Apple 's basic AI models , the company's engineers used their framework software with a range of hardware, specifically native graphics processing units (GPUs) and chips available only on Google's cloud called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs).

Google has been building TPUs for nearly 10 years, and has publicly discussed two types of 5G chips that could be used for AI training; Google said that the fifth generation performance version offers performance competitive with Nvidi

Google announced at its annual developers conference that the sixth generation will be launched this year. The processors are specifically designed to run artificial intelligence applications and train models, and Google has built cloud computing hardware and a software platform around them

Apple did not discuss the extent of its reliance on Google chips and software compared to Nvidia hardware or other AI vendors

But using Google Slides typically requires a customer to buy access to it through its cloud division, in the same way customers buy computing time from Amazon