Apple's AI Shift: Baidu Deal Sparks Privacy Concerns

Apple confirms generative AI deal with Baidu, altering AI strategy.

Baidu's Ernie Bot to be used in iPhone 16, Mac OS, and iOS 18 in China.

IBaidu's AI model regulated by Chinese government, sparking privacy and surveillance concerns.

Apple's shift to considering Baidu's AI contrasts with its focus on on-device privacy.

Apple-Baidu alliance underscores iPhone-Android alignment in AI.

Samsung balances AI usability and privacy with hybrid on-device and cloud approach.

Smartphone AI: A Crucial Privacy Battleground