Apple to combine machine learning and Siri teams

Published on July 13, 2018

It seems that Apple is now creating the new AI/ML team which can bring the Core ML and Siri teams under one leadership in John Giannandrea. John is a former Google executive who has joined the company in April.

The respective structures will retain the teams of Core M, and Siri and both will be involved in mapping, developing the tools and other projects that are currently present in the company. They will directly answer to Giannandrea in place of Craig Federighi, who is Apple’s software Chief and has present in charge of the Siri team.

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In the morning, Apple has confirmed that the combined Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team houses the Siri and will be led to the recent hire who comes to the Apple and it is after an 8-year stint at Google. They have led the Machine Intelligence, Search teams, and Research and also founded the Metaweb Technologies and Tellme.

The internal structures of the Siri and Core ML teams will remain at the same and they will now able to answer directly to the Giannandrea. The Apple’s internal structure means that the teams will be remaining integrated across the org and they are wedded to various projects that include developer tools, Core OS, mapping and many more.

John is said to be the senior engineer at General Magic which was a legendary company founded by Apple team members in the year 1989. The team members include Marc Porat, Andy Hertzfeld, and Bill Atkinson. The company has eventually got to failure and generated a huge amount of technology which includes tiny touch screens and software modems. General Magic was served as the insane incubator and the employer of the talented people who are Susan Kare, Andy Rubin, Tony Fadell, and Megan Smith and presents Apple VP, Kevin Lynch.

Gianandrea has sprung up on the leadership of Apple webpage after he spent near to 8 years at Google. There he oversaw the Machine Intelligence, Search teams, and Research and also involved in integrated AI throughout the products that include Gmail, Google Assistant, and Google Docs. This helps the Google to become the AI-first company.

Apple said that the team is going to build the two-sided AI/ML teams which focus on the computation in the cloud and personalized along with data sensitive computation. They are now aiming to make the process of the building as one of the biggest edge computing networks for AI.

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