Google recently announced an AI consortium dedicated to AI best practices and responsible development.
The group consists of Google, Microsoft, Anthropic and OpenAI. Form the Frontier Model Forum, dubbed the “new industry body,” committed to the responsible development and safety of AI models. The consortium goes on to say that it will leverage operational and technical expertise to support the AI ecosystem and develop a “public library of solutions” that will support industry standards and best practices.
Apple has been noticeably absent from these initiatives — the Cupertino-based company didn’t respond to an AI security initiative by the White House and now the Frontier Model Forum. It remains to be seen what reasons Apple has for this. However, it’s not clear if Apple was invited to be part of the group, but the two projects are believed to have implications for the entire industry.
It’s worth noting that Apple remains a member of the Partnership on AI, founded in 2016.