Apple Hires John Giannandrea, Google’s Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence »

Jack Nicas and Cade Metz, writing for The New York Times:

Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch up to the artificial intelligence technology of its rivals.

Apple said on Tuesday that Mr. Giannandrea will run Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” and become one of 16 executives who report directly to Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook.

It’s no secret that Apple has lagged behind in these areas, and I can’t think of anyone better they could have hired. It’s a big move and one that I hope pays off for Apple and its customers in big way.