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3K Google Workers Sign Letter to CEO Over Pentagon Work

3K Google Workers Sign Letter to CEO Over Pentagon Work”

John Giannandrea, who will report to chief executive officer Tim Cook, has much work to do. But he's one of the leading experts in his field-and the dramatic progress that Google has made in adding more intelligence to search and other products is proof that he knows how to get stuff done.

In 2016, he was named the head of a new combined division at Google, pairing its powerful search unit and artificial intelligence divisions, after Amit Singhal, Google's longtime search czar, left. As per reports, Giannandrea will be the leader in machine learning and AI strategy at Apple.

As reported by The Information today and confirmed by the company, his role is being split among two longtime Googlers.

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Giannandrea has helped integrate AI into a variety of Google products such as Gmail, Search, and the Google Assistant. Today, John Giannandrea is stepping down from those positions, with Google veterans Ben Gomes and Jeff Dean taking over.

Google's AI bench is deep, so the loss of Giannandrea, while significant, is probably not devastating.

When discussing Siri's flaws it's sometimes hard to know how much to blame outdated technology, and how much to blame Apple's unique way of approaching things for Siri's lack of functionality.

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"John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal", said Cook in a private memo to his employees on Tuesday obtained by the New York Times.

Siri is likely to be Giannandrea's focus. A report last month from The Information discussed myriad internal and management problems that have plagued development of Siri and partly explain why it has fallen behind Google Assistant and Alexa. The company is looking to hire over 150 people for its Siri team to catch up with the juggernauts. Apple hasn't released any sales figures for the smart speaker. He joined Google in 2010 when the search giant bought Metaweb, where he served as CTO. "Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology". Because of its stance on data collection, Apple still has no access to the massive data sets that Facebook and Google do.

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