• FryAI
  • Posts
  • Apple begins AI push

Apple begins AI push

Happy Monday! Let’s carry that weekend energy into the start of this week by kicking it off with some AI updates. 👊

(The mystery link can lead to ANYTHING AI related. Tools, memes, articles, videos, and more…)

Today’s Menu

Appetizer: Apple announces new AI project: MM1 🤖

Entrée: Apple acquires AI startup, DarwinAI 🤝

Dessert: This AI model is assessing police interactions 🚨


🎹 Piano Genie: Use machine learning to play the piano on your device. → check it out

🐶 Dosty Petcare: A complete petcare solution in the form of an AI-powered app. → check it out

🛝 Zoo: A text-to-image playground. → check it out


Apple, known for its secrecy, has just released an extensive insider look to its latest project! 👀

What’s new? Apple has published a comprehensive study on its latest project, MM1, a Multimodal Large Language Model (MLLM) that seamlessly integrates text and image data with unprecedented efficiency.

What’s so special about the project? MM1’s standout feature lies in its mastery of “few-shot learning,” enabling it to excel across various tasks with minimal training data and examples. These tasks include object counting, image-based question answering, and intricate reasoning. In this way, MM1 showcases exceptional comprehension and reasoning abilities which surpass currently available models.

Why is this important? Apple has been criticized repeatedly for being too exclusive about its developments, both to the public and to its investors/partners. This detailed paper showcases a new strategy from Apple, highlighting a commitment to transparent AI development processes.


In the AI space, it truly is “survival of the fittest.” 🦾

What’s new? Apple has acquired DarwinAI, a Canadian company which specializes in the creation and improvement of on-device AI models. This aligns with CEO Tim Cook’s promise to seize the “huge opportunity” AI presents.

Why? Through this acquisition, Apple is integrating numerous DarwinAI employees into its AI division, including notable AI developer and leader Alexander Wong. The integration of DarwinAI’s resources into Apple’s AI development processes hints at a possible push towards taking over the on-device AI space. This aligns with Apple’s current strengths in the domain of tech gadgets, highlighted by the recent release of the Apple Vision Pro.

What’s the significance? Apple has been highly criticized for its lack of AI development and integrations compared to tech giants like Google, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI. This has led them to lose their title as the world’s most valuable company to Microsoft a few months ago. A recent decision to abandon their car project and focus their attention on AI might help them make a push to regain that spot.


Image: Truleo

I thought of a police joke, but it was so funny that it was illegal to share. 👮‍♂️

What’s up? Police across the country have begun adopting Truleo, an AI solution for monitoring and assessing police-public interactions. The latest to do this is Fairfax County Police Department in Northern Virginia.

How does it work? Truleo, developed in collaboration with the FBI National Academy, promises to revolutionize how police interactions with the public are documented and reviewed, a process which has been highly scrutinized. The AI model has the ability to automatically analyze and categorize body camera footage. By transcribing every spoken word captured by officers’ body-worn cameras, Truleo offers a comprehensive insight into police-public interactions. The dual focus of Truleo’s analysis includes identifying inappropriate or threatening language as well as recognizing positive communication, such as gratitude and assistance. By detecting the details of these critical events, the model can deconstruct officers’ language into professionalism metrics to help agencies promote best practices, train new officers, and mitigate risk. This innovative approach not only enhances accountability but also fosters transparency and trust within the community.

“It captures audio and transcribes every word that the body-worn camera catches. So now, you’ll be able to pull up [any given officer’s] Truleo, and see what words he is using to interact with the community, and are these words consistent with our expectation?”

-Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis


People are discovering innovative (and sometimes wacky) ways to make money using AI. Check out today’s featured video:


The Singularity Meter Rises 0.7%: Scammers are using AI to file your taxes without you knowing it

What do ya think of this latest newsletter?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.