Apple says artificial intelligence and machine learning 'critical area' as it promotes AI chief


John Giannandrea,  former artificial intelligence research chief at Google, was hired by Apple 8 months ago. right now Apple has named him head of all  AI efforts in Cupertino.
Giannandrea has been officially been appointed to Apple's executive team as senior vice president of machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy. 
Before Apple hired Giannandrea this year, he was serving at Google as chief of search and artificial intelligence, Gianandrea co-founded Metaweb, which Google acquired in 2010and used the company's open Freebase database of facts about things like movies, books, TV shows, and so on. 
Freebase became a key part of Google's Knowledge Graph before it shut down in 2015
Apple's announcement formalizes Giannandrea's role as head of Apple AI. Giannandrea's LinkedIn profile states he has been Apple's SVP of machine learning and AI strategy since April. He was also the former CTO of Netscape. 
"John hit the ground running at Apple and we are thrilled to have him as part of our executive team," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. 
"Machine learning and AI are important to Apple's future as they are fundamentally changing the way people interact with technology, and already helping our customers live better lives. We're fortunate to have John, a leader in the AI industry, driving our efforts in this critical area." 
His group will also be intended to make it easier for developers to combine Core ML and Create ML laptop getting to know inside their apps.



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