Google's AI head boffin been poached by Apple

YouTube shooting You Tube San Bruno shooting You Tube shooting reaction Sundar Pichai reaction You Tube shooting Sundar Pichai statement Google CEO You Tube HQ shooting You Tube shooting dead You Tube reactions You Tube Sundar Pichai

The New York Times reports that Giannandrea will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and has left his previous role to be split between two roles, one dedicated to search and one to AI.

In March, technology site The Information detailed seven years of infighting within the Siri team at Apple, with multiple attempts to reorganise the basic technology that underpins the feature falling prey to internal politics which limited attempts to improve the overall product.

In an email written to employees, Cook announced that Giannandrea was joining Apple. Metaweb was building what it described as an "A comprehensive database of World's Knowledge" which Google eventually rolled into its search engine to deliver direct answers to users' queries. Arming them with virtual lasers and putting them in a virtual environment full of green "apples", they were tasked with gathering more than the other, while fending each other off. Apple, which pioneered smartphones and tablets, has lagged behind Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Microsoft AI. Given the rise of home speakers and the public's increasing comfort with speaking to a disembodied AI voice, Apple will want to catch up with its rivals to improve Siri's abilities.

Giannandrea's hiring comes as Apple has recently faced criticism for Siri, the AI-based personal assistant built into products like Macs, iPhones, iPads, the Apple TV, and the HomePod. Some believed that top AI talent was avoiding Apple because of that data protection policy.

Roseanne dismisses Trump taking credit for ratings: 'It's all me'
Following the success of the revival's premier night, the series has already been renewed for an eleventh season. Over 18 million people! And it was about us! "But they will, and when they do, they'll become much less fake".

April Fools' Day 2018 epic tweets
Some believe the day dates as far back as the Roman times, and the Roman festival of "Hilaria", which was celebrated on March 25. April Fool's Day is celebrated on 1st April, and is meant to have fun by sharing practical jokes and pranks with people.

Facebook: Making it easier for users' to find their privacy tools
The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers about its users. Facebook archive lets you download all the content you have ever published on Facebook .

His appointment will feed directly in to the development of Apple's smart assistant Siri - which is popularly considered to fare poorly compared with others developed by Silicon Valley rivals.

While Google has a "deep bench" in AI, the move is still a loss for Google and a win for Apple. On the contrary, the company didn't even publish AI research until 2016, a common practice among AI researchers at Facebook and Google.

Apple, although the pioneer of personal virtual assistants with the likes of Siri, now lacks access to data as well as research talent to succeed in AI development.

On the debate over whether humanity should be anxious about the rapidly accelerating improvements in A.I., Mr. Giannandrea told MIT Technology Review in an interview previous year that the concerns were overblown.