Soumya Prakash Pradhan

In the ongoing competition in artificial intelligence (AI), major tech companies are all striving to introduce groundbreaking innovations.

Despite earlier reports suggesting Apple's lag in AI development, the reality is different. Apple has been diligently working on AI for quite some time.

Known for its culture of secrecy, Apple has kept much of its AI endeavors under wraps. However, recent developments shed light on its ambitious plans.

Apple recently unveiled a new generative AI model called OpenELM, which reportedly surpasses several other language models trained on public data, according to reports from Indian Express.

OpenELM comprises a series of compact open-source language models specifically designed to operate efficiently on devices like iPhones and Macs.

Apple asserts that OpenELM represents cutting-edge technology, employing a strategy known as layer-wise scaling to optimise parameter allocation within each layer of the transformer model, leading to improved accuracy.

This model family, optimised for on-device usage, enables AI tasks to be performed without relying heavily on cloud servers.

OpenELM has been trained on CoreNet, an open-source library, alongside other models, facilitating efficient inference and fine-tuning on Apple devices.

In a research paper, they stated, "We also provide code to convert models to MLX library for inference and fine-tuning on Apple devices. This extensive release aims to empower and bolster the open research community, laying the groundwork for future research endeavors."

According to reports, OpenELM is slated for release ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 2024.