Apple has just confirmed that John Giannandrea, the old Googler apprentice who has worked The company is back in AprilShe joined Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue and Angela Ahrendts in the executive team.
His role in the Executive Team will be "Senior Vice President of the Automated Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy", which indicates how AI and automation are moving forward.
Giannandrea leads the Siri and Core ML teams for months, bringing the former two teams together under one leader.
Before Apple, Gianandria spent Eight years lead the push of AI in Google. As of 2016, he was leading the research team, as well.
We talked to Giannandrea at TechCrunch Disrupt before Google's roads broke up. You can see this video here: