Apple’s new AI chief now oversees Siri, Core ML, and machine learning teams
Apple has combined its various artificial intelligence divisions into a new structure led by recent hire John Giannandrea, formerly Google’s head of search and AI. TechCrunch first reported the restructuring earlier today, and Apple confirmed the change with an update to its executive leadership page. Giannandrea will now be in charge of Apple’s machine learning division, its Siri team, and the Core ML team. Core ML is the machine learning API Apple launched last year to help native AI tasks and AI-focused apps and services from third-party developers run more efficiently on iOS devices.