According to Apple, Giannandrea will lead Apple's "machine learning and A.I.'s strategy," reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
In an email sent to employees and obtained by The New York Times Cook praised Giannandrea. "John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more persal," he said. "Our technology must be imbued with the values we all cherish."
The hiring of Giannandrea occurs while Apple has recently been the subject of criticism against Siri, the integrated AI-based persal assistant to products like Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and HomePod. Many think that Siri has serious shortcomings compared to AI offers from other companies like Microsoft, Amaz and Google because of Apple's focus privacy.
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