Google AI head takes up job at Apple

Posted on Monday, April 09 2018 @ 10:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Apple has poached Google's John Giannandrea. The former head of Google's search and artificial intelligence will lead Apple's machine learning and AI strategy. It's a significant hire for Apple, Giannandrea will be one of only 16 executives who report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Giannandrea joined Google in 2010 when the search giant bought Metaweb, a data start-up where Giannandrea served as CTO.
The hire is a victory for Apple, which many Silicon Valley executives and analysts view as lagging its peers in artificial intelligence, an increasingly crucial technology for companies that enable computers to handle more complex tasks, like understanding voice commands or identifying people in images.

“Our technology must be infused with the values we all hold dear,” Mr. Cook said Tuesday morning in an email to staff members obtained by The New York Times. “John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal.”
Via: NY Times

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