‘Ducking hell’ to disappear from Apple autocorrect

Apple has announced that it will no longer automatically change the word ‘ducking’ to ‘ducking’ in its autocorrect feature. This change comes after years of frustration from iPhone users who have had to rewrite their messages due to autocorrect. The new feature will use AI to detect when the user intends to use the word ‘ducking’ and will learn to suggest it as an option. The announcement was made by Apple’s software boss, Craig Federighi, at the company’s developers’ conference in California.

The autocorrect change will be part of the iOS 17 operating system upgrades, which are expected to be available as a public beta in July and released to the general public in September. It is also expected to be included in the iPadOS 17 update. The change is made possible by the use of a transformer model, a powerful class of AI models that learns context by tracking relationships in data.

In addition to the autocorrect change, Apple also unveiled an augmented reality headset called Apple Vision Pro, which will retail at $3,499. The headset aims to seamlessly blend the real world and the virtual world and will be available in early 2024 in the US and later in other countries.

Apple’s market valuation recently reached nearly $3 trillion, setting a new company record. The company continues to innovate and introduce new products and features to its users.

Source: BBC News

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