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11. Juli 2018

Apple Updates Leadership Page to Include New AI Chief John Giannandrea

Apple today updated its Apple Leadership page to include John Giannandrea, who now serves as Apple’s Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy.

Apple hired Giannandrea back in April, stealing him away from Google where he ran the search and artificial intelligence unit.

Giannandrea is leading Apple’s AI and machine learning teams, reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He has taken over leadership of Siri, which was previously overseen by software engineering chief Craig Federighi.

Apple told TechCrunch that it is combining its Core ML and Siri teams under Giannandrea. The structure of the two teams will remain intact, but both will now [...]

 
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5. Mai 2018

iTunes Chief Eddy Cue to Testify in Qualcomm v. Apple Lawsuit

iTunes chief Eddy Cue will be forced to testify in the ongoing Apple v. Qualcomm legal dispute, reports Bloomberg.

A San Diego judge on Friday ordered Cue to be deposed in the case, siding with Qualcomm and ignoring Apple’s arguments against the deposition. Eddy Cue handles Apple’s services businesses, including Apple Music, Apple’s television products, iTunes, and more.

In November, Qualcomm filed a motion to depose Cue. Apple pushed back stating that Cue’s role overseeing services made him unrelated to the case. Qualcomm cited past Apple statements pinpointing Cue as one of the lead negotiators when the iPhone launched in 2007 exclusively [...]

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16. April 2018

Former iPod Chief Tony Fadell Believes Apple Should Tackle Smartphone Addiction

Tony Fadell, who was instrumental to the creation of the iPod, believes Apple should tackle the issue of smartphone addiction.

Tony Fadell, second from the left, alongside Steve Jobs and other Apple executives following the original iPhone announcement in 2007 In an editorial with Wired UK, the former Senior Vice President of the iPod division said Apple can solve the problem at the software level by „empowering users to understand more about how they use their devices.“

„To do this, it should let people track their digital activity in detail and across all devices,“ said Fadell. „You should be able to see exactly how you spend your [...]

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3. April 2018

Apple Hires Google’s Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence

Apple has snapped up John Giannandrea, who today stepped down from his position as the head of Google’s search and artificial intelligence unit, reports The New York Times.

According to Apple, Giannandrea will run Apple’s overall „machine learning and A.I. strategy,“ reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In an email sent out to employees and obtained by The New York Times, Cook had high praise for Giannandrea. „John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal,“ he said. „Our technology must be infused with the values we all hold dear.“

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