Apple poaches Google's head of search and AI

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 @ 16:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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John Giannandrea took up a position as head of Apple's machine learning division, the Siri team, and the Core ML team. His official title will be "chief of machine learning and AI strategy" and one of the interesting things to note here is that Apple poached Giannandrea from Google, where he served as head of search and AI.
Giannandrea’s official title will be chief of machine learning and AI strategy, and it’s clear Apple leadership is putting its faith in the executive to help beef up its AI efforts. Apple lags behind in key AI areas like natural language processing and computer vision, both of which are necessary to power voice assistant features within Siri and new, more cutting-edge technology like augmented reality apps that rely on object recognition.
Via: The Verge

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