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Apple Stokes Artificial Intelligence Talent Battle With Google Hire

05 April, 2018, 01:58 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Apple Stokes Artificial Intelligence Talent Battle With Google Hire

Jeff Dean, who leads the Google's deep learning AI research team Google Brain, was to run a separate AI wing in addition to his current position.

Part of this is due to Apple's relative dearth of AI development, especially when held up against the hundreds of researchers advancing the field for Google and Facebook.

Google's head of search and AI, John Giannandrea leaves and Joins Apple to lead their machine learning and AI strategy department.

Going forward, it remains essential for a tech giant such as Apple to be omnipresent, and negligence in one of the most advanced technologies won't end well for the world's most valuable company. However, he is much needed at Apple, which is playing catch-up to Google, Microsoft, and arguably, Amazon, in AI. Though Apple's assistant has gradually improved over the years, it's still noticeably less advanced than Google and Amazon's digital assistants.

According to a report, Giannandrea announced on Tuesday that he was stepping down from his role at Google.

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Blogger and Apple commentator John Gruber said that Giannandrea's appointment may come to be regarded as "one of the most significant Apple executive hires ever".

The news has arrived just after a day Giannandrea stepped down as Google's search & AI chief. It was only in 2016 that Apple allowed its employees to publish research in AI - something that's standard for AI researchers at Google and Facebook. Giannandrea, who was called J.G.by his peers, will reportedly be working on improving Siri's capabilities in the future. Apple's smart speaker - the Homepod - has received mixed reviews since its launch past year, so Giannandrea's expertise is a major coup for the company.

Giannandrea joined Google in 2010 when it purchased Metaweb, a start-up where he served as chief technology officer. This study supports data from about $1 billion in revenue, 315 million installs, 1,700 apps, and 1,200 mobile media partners.

Interestingly, Apple's less than impressive progress in AI can be considered to be the result of its own data collection and privacy policies. Engineers with AI expertise are in high demand at the Silicon Valley right now, sometimes fetching salaries exceeding eight figures.

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