Apple has just confirmed that John Giannandrea, the ex-Googler machine learning veteran who joined the company back in April, has joined the likes of Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue and Angela Ahrendts on the executive heads team.
His role on the executive squad will be” Senior Vice President of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy ,” signaling just how key AI and machine learning shall be used to Apple moving forward. Giannandrea has been leading Apple’s Siri and Core ML team for months, delivering the two previously definite units together under one leader.
Prior to Apple, Giannandrea wasted eight years conducting the AI push at Google; as of 2016, he was preceding the search crew, as well.
We spoke to Giannandrea at TechCrunch Disrupt shortly before he parted highways with Google. You can see that video now 😛 TAGEND
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