New York Times reports that Giannandrea will occupy a similar position at Apple, focusing on "machine learning" and artificial intelligence. He should report directly to the Apple CEO Tim Cook. This comes from an email that Cook had sent to the staff and also reached the New York Times via detours. In the email, Cook praises the work of Giannandrea, who also shares Apple's values and will work actively to protect privacy while making products even smarter.
Already in the last years, Apple assured again and again that you will greatly improve the artificial intelligence of Siri, but still you are behind Alexa and the Google Assistant. Therefore, it is little wonder that Apple is looking for experts. Succeeding in the development of Siri is likely to boost one of the big ones.
Giannandrea served on Google as Senior Vice President, overseeing Artificial Intelligence. Under his leadership, Google Search, Gmail, and Google Assistant improved significantly. By the way, he spent about ten years with the search engine giant after his previous employer Metaweb was taken over by Google.
After Apple has been hiring a large number of experts in the field of artificial intelligence for some time, it's only a question the time when users can experience the next big jump. Possibly already at the WWDC in the beginning of June a first outlook on the future of Siri is given.