Apple Hires John Giannandrea, Google’s Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence


Jack Nicas and Cade Metz, reporting for The New York Times:

Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch up to the artificial intelligence technology of its rivals.

Apple said on Tuesday that Mr. Giannandrea will run Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” and become one of 16 executives who report directly to Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook.

Combine this with the reports that Apple is hiring over 100 engineers to improve Siri and this is a huge move to improve their AI efforts.