Apple has just has recognized 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 team will be” Senior Vice President of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy ,” signaling just how key AI and machine learning will be to Apple moving forward. Giannandrea has been leading Apple’s Siri and Core ML team for months, introducing the two previously distinct teams together under one leader.
Prior to Apple, Giannandrea wasted eight years heading the AI push at Google; as of 2016, he was conducting the search squad, as well.
We spoke to Giannandrea at TechCrunch Disrupt shortly before he parted behaviors with Google. You can see that video now 😛 TAGEND
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