Siri’s New Brain: Nod If You Agree?

Davar Ardalan
3 min readJun 11, 2024


DALL·E — A futuristic illustration showing ChatGPT, represented as a digital brain with neural connections, powering Apple’s Siri.

Apple just made some exciting announcements, debuting ‘Apple Intelligence’ and bringing ChatGPT to Siri, marking a significant shift in their AI strategy.

As I attend the AI Summit in London this week, I’ll be reflecting on how integrating ChatGPT with Siri could change my daily interactions with technology, showcasing the growing influence of Voice AI.

This integration will likely lead to higher adoption rates among users who may not have previously explored AI tools. Widespread exposure like this can normalize the use of AI in everyday tasks, making it a more accepted and relied-upon tool in both personal and professional settings.

The future Siri, powered by ChatGPT, will be a smarter, more intuitive assistant. While the benefits are immense, we must carefully navigate ethical, privacy, and psychological challenges.

Key Updates

Siri Integration: With ChatGPT’s intelligence, Siri could provide more accurate and context-aware responses. Imagine asking Siri to read aloud the Declaration of Independence or narrate a historical event. This feature will change how we interact with and consume historical and educational content, making it more accessible and engaging.

Systemwide Writing Tools: Siri could assist users in generating content, making the writing process more efficient and creative. It can help draft emails, compose essays, create reports, and even generate images to complement written content, streamlining multimedia storytelling.

AirPods and Non-Verbal Cues: Apple’s new software updates for AirPods Pro 2 introduce non-verbal communication with Siri. Users will be able to nod their heads to say “yes” or shake their heads to say “no,” making it easy to respond to Siri without saying a word. Imagine being in a crowded press conference and needing to quickly communicate with Siri without drawing attention — these gestures provide a more subtle solution.

Ethical and Privacy Considerations

However, this advanced interaction comes with significant ethical and privacy considerations. Continuous monitoring and data collection required for such personalized experiences could lead to privacy invasions if not handled with strict safeguards.

The potential for misuse of personal data by malicious actors or even corporations raises concerns about surveillance and data security. Ensuring user consent, transparency, and robust data protection measures will be crucial to maintaining trust in these technologies.

The increasing intelligence and interactivity of Siri may also have profound emotional and psychological impacts. As people develop deeper emotional connections with their devices, there could be implications for mental health and social interactions.

Dependence on AI for companionship and support might alter human relationships and social dynamics. Balancing the benefits of emotionally intelligent AI with the need to maintain healthy human interactions will be a critical challenge.

Future advancements in Voice AI must also ensure accessibility and inclusivity. Non-verbal communication methods, like nodding, should be designed to accommodate users with physical disabilities.

Developing alternative interaction methods to ensure everyone can benefit from these advancements is essential. Inclusivity in AI design will help bridge the digital divide and provide equal opportunities for all users to leverage the power of advanced Voice AI.

This content was created with the help of artificial intelligence, which helped organize the narrative, check grammar, and summarize important information to improve clarity and flow.



Davar Ardalan

Founder TulipAI. National Geographic, NPR News, SecondMuse, White House PIF Alum.