Technology Race: Apple Hires Google’s top AI Executive To Help The iPhone Maker Catch Rivals

Apple, which pioneered smartphones and tablets, has lagged behind Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Microsoft Corp. in AI. It's a main reason Apple Inc. hired Google’s top artificial intelligence executive John Giannandrea to help the iPhone maker catch rivals in one of the most-important fields of modern technology. Giannandrea isn’t Apple’s first big hire in the field, but he is the most notable. In 2016, Apple recruited Russ Salakhutdinov -- a professor -- to work on machine learning. Apple also acquired machine learning and data analysis firms and opened a research and development office in Seattle focused on the field. Who will be the first to the goal?
 

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New guy, AI master, can you please make Siri not a complete pos? Thanks.

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How is this even possible? Do these guys not sign non-compete agreements or something like that? I'm just surprised a c-level executive could just jump ship and go to the competitor just like that.

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It's incredibly important that as AI becomes a central part of our economy. All around us. Artificial intelligence is already making a very small number of tech geniuses very wealthy. As it grows, it will also make millions of people unemployed.... 

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I’m no sure how “AI” will make millions unemployed. The real concern is the productivity gap. Of course, if we can't adjust (fast enough) we will see a lot of unemployment. 

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f we use a soccer dictionary it is like Ronaldo's transfer from Real Madrid to Barcelona!!!

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People who buy Apple products have artificial intelligence, lol :)

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