Apple just took a very important step toward improving its AI capabilities.
The company hired Google’s top AI exec, John Giannandrea, to lead Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy, The New York Times reports.
It’s not clear what specific projects the longtime Google veteran will be focused on, but it’s safe to say Siri will play a central role in the company’s future AI strategy.
Critics have long held that Apple has lagged behind competitors when it comes to its AI capabilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in Siri. Though Apple’s assistant has gradually improved over the years, it’s still noticeably less advanced than Google and Amazon’s digital assistants. Read more…