Apple Poaches Google AI Chief To Help Siri Catch Up With Rivals

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Apple Poaches Google AI Chief To Help Siri Catch Up With Rivals
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Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence to lead its machine learning and AI efforts. John Giannandrea had been at Google since 2010.

In an official statement, the iPhone maker confirmed the appointment, saying John Giannandrea will head Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy and would report directly to Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook. John is the new entrant in the elite 16 who report directly to Cook, according to the New York Times.

Introducing John Giannandrea to the staff, Cook in an email sent to staff members (obtained by The New York Times), said: “John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal.”

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