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Apple is giving Siri an AI upgrade in iOS 18

Siri logo on a black background
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple has announced several AI-powered features coming to its Siri virtual assistant, such as an updated design, improvements to how it speaks and understands spoken language commands, and an integration with OpenAI’s ChatGPT model.

Some of these features, announced during Apple’s WWDC event on June 10th, come courtesy of Apple Intelligence — the company’s new privacy-focused personal intelligence system, which the company says will be able to control actions in apps on behalf of users. For Siri, Apple says these actions include things like retrieving information from user emails if asked to check when their mom’s flight is landing or the ability to locate an image of a driver’s license on the device and extract that information to fill…

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