Apple today announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the
company’s executive team as senior vice president of Machine
Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy. He joined Apple in
Giannandrea oversees the strategy for AI and Machine Learning
across all Apple products and services, as well as the development
of Core ML and Siri technologies. His team’s focus on advancing
and tightly integrating machine learning into Apple products is
delivering more personal, intelligent and natural interactions for
customers while protecting user privacy.
Giannandrea, you will recall, came to Apple from Google, where he was in charge of AI and search. It is quite possible that he is the best person in the world Apple could have hired to head up artificial intelligence and machine learning. Apple’s goal, obviously, is to meet or exceed Google in these areas — which is to say to lead the industry.
★ Thursday, 20 December 2018