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Apple made a real statement when it hired Google’s head of artificial intelligence (AI) John
Giannandrea. It’s now followed that up by deciding to merge his AI division with its machine learning (ML) team.
Giannandrea worked at Google for eight years and led its machine learning efforts. Placing him at the head of Apple’s machine learning efforts suggests that the company wants to drive its work forward in this developing area.
Apple’s machine learning division houses its Siri team, and this structure will remain the same despite the merger. Combining machine learning with AI may help bring improvements from one to the other more quickly, thus helping Siri to better compete with its rivals from Amazon and Google (an area where it’s said to be trailing).