Apple’s new head of AI takes on oversight of Siri

Apple Inc.’s new head of artificial intelligence will also oversee the Siri digital assistant, taking on that responsibility from software executive Craig Federighi, according to the company’s website.

Apple listed John Giannandrea on the site as its first Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy. He’s in charge of AI and machine learning, a potent type of AI software, across the whole company. He’s also responsible for Core ML, an Apple tool that helps developers integrate machine learning features into their apps, along with “Siri technologies,” Apple said on Giannandrea’s new online biography.

Apple also updated the biography of Federighi, who runs iPhone and Mac software, to indicate he’s no longer in charge of Siri. Apple shifted responsibility of Siri from Eddy Cue, a senior vice president in charge of most services and original content, to Federighi just last year.

Prior to Apple, Giannandrea was a top AI executive at

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