Apple has decided to hold its annual internal AI summit in-person, which indicates that the corporation may soon resume doing traditional media events as it begins to relax its COVID regulations.
Apple to hold AI summit, focused on ChatGPT and OpenAI, next week
Similar to Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the AI conference is exclusive to Apple staff. ChatGPT and OpenAI are anticipated to be the main topics this year. Even though the event will take place in person, it will still be a webcast for staff members who may be unable to attend the event.
The news of the AI summit was shared by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a tweet:
On the heels of OpenAI, ChatGPT noise and Google + Microsoft AI launches, Apple is holding its (previously scheduled) annual internal AI summit next week. It’s like a WWDC for AI, but only for Apple employees.
Interestingly, the event will be held in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple HQ and the in-person event will be streamed to employees as well. So, essentially how Apple held media events pre-Covid. Have to wonder if Apple will also return to that for public product launches.
Apple may switch back to a live format for its other events, including iPhone launch parties and the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), though we cannot assume anything at this time. Following the spread of COVID-19 from March 2020 onwards, Apple hosted WWDC and launch events in a digital format for 2020, 2021, and 2022.
In 2022, Apple did allow a randomly selected group of individuals to attend the WWDC keynote in-person. The group was also lucky enough to watch the announcement of new software updates and other features with Apple executives and developers.
Recently, it was discovered that Apple has revised its corporate COVID-19 policy and will no longer mandate employees to undergo a coronavirus test before reporting to work.