• Sat. May 25th, 2024

Apple partners with Baidu to integrate AI technology into upcoming devices in Asian market

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Baidu and Apple join forces to incorporate AI in iPhones for Chinese market

Apple has announced plans to integrate technology from artificial intelligence (AI) giant Baidu into its upcoming devices targeted at the Asian market. The collaboration between both companies will focus on the iPhone 16, as well as updates to the Mac operating system and iOS 18. This move by Apple was prompted by the need for regulatory compliance in China, where Google is blocked.

In order to comply with local regulations, Apple had to choose a local AI service provider for devices sold in the country. Although other options such as Alibaba were also considered, Baidu was ultimately selected due to its popularity as the most popular search engine in China. Outside of China, Apple devices will continue to have AI applications developed in-house by the Cupertino company.

Baidu’s shares rose on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after news of the collaboration was published. Several technology giants like Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba have presented AI-based services in China, but concerns have been raised about their application due to strict censorship imposed by authorities. In response, additional regulations have been approved to govern generative AI services, ensuring compliance with information security, protection of personal data, and adherence to social values and ethics. These regulations aim to prevent the generation of content that threatens national security or social stability.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

Leave a Reply