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      Apple Engages Google for AI Advancements, Plans Blood Pressure Monitoring in Watch Series 10: Reports

      Amidst whispers of technological collaboration, Apple’s latest maneuvers in the realm of innovation continue to captivate tech enthusiasts worldwide. Recent reports suggest a potential partnership with Google to introduce Gemini, an advanced AI framework, into the iPhone ecosystem.

      Simultaneously, Mark Gurman hints at Apple’s ambitious endeavor to revolutionize health tracking with the imminent release of Watch Series 10, featuring a groundbreaking blood pressure monitoring feature.

      Apple Reportedly in Talks With Google to Integrate Gemini for Advanced AI Features on iPhone

      Apple is reportedly in discussions with Google to bring the capabilities of Gemini, its generative artificial intelligence (AI)-based large language models, to the iPhone.

      If this deal is done, iOS 18 could arrive with AI features back by Gemini.

      The company also held talks with ChatGPT maker OpenAI for the same, as per the report.

      It is said that the Apple is resorting to third-party technology providers as its own AI model development is not going as fast as the company had hoped for.

      As per report by Mark Gurman said that Apple “is in talks to build Google’s Gemini artificial intelligence engine into the iPhone.

      As per the report, the deal, if it reaches an agreement, will see Apple licence Gemini’s family of AI models to build new capabilities and features for its iPhone.

      But, it also highlight that the AI features will be on-device and not cloud-based like the Gemini app for Android.

      This would mean that the base model will be provide by Google, Apple will build on top of it to focus it on a certain task and add that limited functionality with iOS.

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      As it is said that the AI features could be announce during the unveiling of iOS 18 at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 in June.

      But, the discussions appear to be in the early stages as Apple has reportedly held similar talks with OpenAI as well.

      It is being said that the reason Apple is seeking AI technologies from a third party is because its technology, in its current state, is quite inferior.

      As a group of researchers affiliated with the company publish a pre-print version of a paper that highlight an AI model called MM1, which was capable of multimodal capabilities.

      But as a downside, the authors also stated that the foundation model was still in the pre-training phase as it was fine-tuning the architecture.

      Mark Gurman previously hint that the AI features coming to the iPhone could be adds to enhance many functionalities.

      Siri was said to get AI features to improve its natural language processing as well as perform more complex tasks.

      Apple Music could also get an AI that creates personalise playlists for users.

      Apple to Bring Blood Pressure Monitoring Feature to Watch Series 10: Mark Gurman

      The Apple unveil the new Apple Watch Series 9 with the Apple Watch Ultra 2 in September 2023.

      This new set of wearables offer valuable health insights to users directly on their wrists by monitoring heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep pattern, movements, temperature and many more.

      Apple is said to bring a new blood pressure monitoring feature to the upcoming Apple Watch Series 10.

      This feature would allow wearers to understand the trends in blood pressure.

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      Samsung offers a same feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 models.

      The blood-pressure monitoring feature will be adds to the Apple Watch Series 10.

      This indirectly suggests that the blood pressure monitoring would be a hardware feature and older Apple Watch models will be not able to access it via software update.

      Monitoring blood pressure via Apple Watch would help users reduce their reliance on conventional blood pressure readings done in a clinic.

      The tracking of blood pressure via the Apple Watch would help individuals to track changes and lead to early detection of hypertension, heart disease, or other complications.

      Apple is not the first company to add blood pressure monitoring support to smartwatches.

      As Samsung offers ECG (Electro Cardiography) and BP monitoring capabilities for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series.

      The health-tracking features can be access via the Samsung Health Monitor app.

      Huawei is also providing a same automatic blood pressure monitor in its Huawei Watch D.

      All these developments signify Apple’s relentless pursuit of excellence, merging cutting-edge technology with a commitment to enhancing user experience and well-being.”

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