Last Siri Co-Founder Announces Retirement from Apple

T om Gruber, who created the platform for Siri (alg with Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer) announced his plans to leave the Cupertino tech-giant indefinitely this week, The Informati reports.

Gruber, Kittlaus and Cheyer are credited with creating Siri, the company's proprietary voice assistant platform, and ctinuing to build it out of their arrival at Apple in 2010.

The team had originally been developing a third-party iOS app dubbed Siri under the guise of their tech start-up, Siri, Inc. Apple then acquired Siri, Inc., alg with its trifecta of co-creators, in April 2010 for a cool $ 200 milli.

As we previously reported, both Kittlaus and Cheyer left their posts at Apple in 2011 and 2012, respectively – though the pair were reunited in 2014 when they joined forces to create an advanced new voice-driven platform dubbed Viv.

Interestingly, while Viv started to be more effective – and based it was more robust artificial intelligence framework – than Siri, the duo's project was back to Samsung back in 2016 – at whence Viv became Bixby, the Galaxy-maker's half-baked AI platform.

The Informati notes that Kittlaus and Cheyer's departures, Growing up with the company's success. While no lger working in this role, Gruber is also the last of the original Siri co-founders to the left of the nest – so his retirement places Apple in a unique …

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