Apple Fixes AutoCorrect ‘Grabbling Up’ Problem: NPR

Apple says that autocorrect upgrades are coming with its new software this fall.

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Apple says that autocorrect upgrades are coming with its new software this fall.

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Any iPhone user whose autocorrect function has been turned on knows that a four-letter expletive will instantly be replaced by the rhymed name of a type of waterfowl β€” but not for much longer.

Apple’s upcoming iOS 17 iPhone software will stop auto-correcting swear words, thanks to new machine learning technology The company announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

β€œIn those moments when you want to type a broken word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering.

Autocorrect substitutions have always been a source of frustration as well as entertainment for many, resulting in the “fuck you, autocorrect” appearance. social media accountsAnd Internet memes And at least one song.

and many (but not all) exhausted Typists agreeit’s “about wriggling time” for an update.

The upgraded system is powered by an adapter language model, which Apple calls “a modern on-device machine learning language model for word prediction.”

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This AI model predicts more accurately what words and phrases you might type next, TechCrunch explains. This allows him to learn the person’s most frequently used phrases, habits, and preferences over time, affecting which words he corrects and which he leaves alone.

update It also aims to make autocorrect better at fixing grammatical errors and predicting words or phrases as users type them, as well as making spelling more accurate, Apple says.

Federighi said the new autocorrect will “improve the experience every time you type.”

It is just one of the many new features iOS 17 features, which is set to be released this fall. Other apps include real-time voicemail transcription, the ability to leave messages and reactions on FaceTime, a new Journal app, and improved sharing capabilities with AirDrop, AirPlay, and AirTag.

Apple also announces the release of A large number of new productsincluding laptops, desktops and Vision Proa virtual reality headset that will retail for $3,499 and be available for purchase starting in early 2024.

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