Apple on Thursday announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the company’s executive team as senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy. He joined Apple in April 2018.
Giannandrea heads AI and Machine Learning at Apple, as well as the development of Core ML and Siri technologies. His team focuses on the advancement and integration of machine learning into Apple products.
“John hit the ground running at Apple and we are thrilled to have him as part of our executive team,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Machine learning and AI are important to Apple’s future as they are fundamentally changing the way people interact with technology, and already helping our customers live better lives. We’re fortunate to have John, a leader in the AI industry, driving our efforts in this critical area.”
Giannandrea’s team is also helping to enhance the developer experience with tools including Core ML and Create ML, making it easier and faster to integrate machine learning into apps.
Prior to coming to Apple, Giannandrea spent 8 years at Google where he led the Machine Intelligence, Research, and Search teams. Before that he co-founded Tellme Networks and Metaweb Technologies. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Engineer at General Magic.