John Giannandrea, until now leader of the artificial intelligence division of Google, has just signed for Apple , and during…
John Giannandrea, until now leader of the artificial intelligence division of Google, has just signed for Apple , and during the next stage of his career, will be part of the ranks of the company of the bitten apple. This has been confirmed the middle The New York Times , where it is pointed out that Giannandrea will have the position of leader in the division of machine learning and strategy in I.A.
During the last years, Giannandrea has been an essential piece in Google , promoting the integration of artificial intelligence in most products of the great G . Among the projects in which he has participated, we find the Google web search, the email client, Gmail, and of course, the virtual assistant of the company, Google Assistant.
John Giannandrea has been part of Google for almost eight years , since the year 2010, Google decided to acquire the Metaweb company, where Giannandrea had the position of technology chief -CTO-. Until now, this 53-year-old Scottish native has remained at the bottom of the canyon in the artificial intelligence division of the company, one of the sections of Google that has gained most relevance in recent years.
There is no doubt that the experience of someone like Giannandrea was just what Apple needed to boost its machine learning division, as the company’s artificial intelligence systems, mainly the virtual assistant Siri, some time ago they began to fall behind with respect to rivals like Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant itself . Regarding the signing by Apple, Tim Cook has commented the following:
Our technology must be imbued with the values that we all appreciate. John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal.
Beyond being a very important signing for the Cupertino, this is an even more significant loss for the ranks of Google, because goes to one of the essential pieces in the change of direction of the company towards the philosophy AI First , and one of the main leaders of the “Google Brain” laboratory, as well as other divisions related to machine learning.
Image | The New York Times
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