Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief

 John Giannandrea

Apple hires Google’s Chief of Search and Artificial intelligence Officer, John Giannandrea

Jack Nicas and Cade Metz, 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.

The hire is a victory for Apple, which many Silicon Valley executives and analysts view as lagging its peers in artificial intelligence, an increasingly crucial technology for companies that enable computers to handle more complex tasks, like understanding voice commands or identifying people in images. Read More

Google’s Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence, working directly under Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. Safe to say the company has no intention of lagging behind on this technology any longer.

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