Apple Hires Former Google Search Chief John Giannandrea As SVP Of ML And AI Strategy

In a press release today, Apple has officially announced that John Giannandrea, Google's former Search Chief, now named To the company’s executive team as Senior Vice President of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy, he joined Apple in April 2018, and will reporting to CEO Tim Cook directly.

According to Apple, Giannandrea oversees the strategy for artificial intelligence and machine learning across the company and development of Core ML Siri technologies and making it easier and faster to integrate machine learning into apps. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the company is "fortunate" and thrilled to have Giannandrea at the helm of its AI and machine learning efforts.
“John hit the ground running at Apple and we are thrilled to have him as part of our executive team,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Machine learning and AI are important to Apple’s future as they are fundamentally changing the way people interact with technology, and already helping our customers live better lives. We’re fortunate to have John, a leader in the AI industry, driving our efforts in this critical area.”
Prior to Apple, Giannandrea spent 8 years at Google where he led the Machine Intelligence, Research, and Search teams, even before that, he found Tellme Networks and Metaweb Technologies. Meanwhile, John Giannandrea will still respect Apple's commitment to Privacy and makes computers even smarter and more personal.
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