Apple has hired Google's head of search and artificial intelligence

Apple Hires Google's AI Chief

The conventional wisdom is that Apple is a laggard in the race to infuse consumer technology with artificial intelligence.

When news broke of Giannandrea's resignation from a very high-profile job at the world's top online search company, the reasons behind the decision weren't immediately clear. He also said that Giannandrea shares its commitment to privacy and its thoughtful approach as it make computers even smarter and more personal. Apple, which pioneered smartphones and tablets, has lagged behind Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Microsoft Corp.in AI.

In the February release of the Singular ROI Index, Apple did rank as one of the top five-performing search ad companies, rising from No 23 in 2016 to No. 6 in 2017 on iOS.

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At Google, Mr Giannandrea was responsible for integrating the ability for the search bar to answer questions directly into the search results.

Software and services are now critical - for Siri in particular - to the continued competitiveness of Apple's product lineup, including the iPhone.

Artificial intelligence has become Google's bread and butter over the last few years, and one of the brains leading the company's charge in this direction has been John Giannandrea. In fact, Google directly banned its employees from publishing any of their AI research. In terms of quality, Apple Siri is way behind Google Assistant, which uses the same ground-breaking algorithms that power Google Translate and Google search image. The company is already hard at work on self-driving cars, and incorporates AI into its voice assistant, Siri, just to name a couple of the more prominent possible use cases for Giannandrea's help. Giannandrea will focus on AI technology that supports Siri, while Federighi will likely still oversee the user-facing components.

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Historically, Apple also had a much more limited access to user data than Google or Facebook due its corporate investment in privacy.

Engineers with A.I. expertise are some of the most sought-after people in Silicon Valley, with salaries sometimes exceeding eight figures.

On the debate over whether humanity should be anxious about the rapidly accelerating improvements in AI, Giannandrea told MIT Technology Review in an interview previous year that the concerns were overblown.

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