John Giannandrea

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John Giannandrea
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Giannandrea at Disrupt SF 2017

John Giannandrea is a Scottish[1] software engineer. He co-founded Metaweb[2] and Freebase, led Google Search[3] and artificial intelligence,[1] was co-founder and CTO of the speech recognition company Tellme Networks, Chief Technologist of the web browser group at Netscape, senior engineer at General Magic,[4] and is now a senior executive at Apple Inc.[5][6][7][8] In December 2018, it was announced that Giannandrea had been appointed Senior Vice President of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy at Apple, the department rumored to have the most involvement with Apple’s electric car project.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Google's artificial intelligence chief". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ Markoff, John (2007-03-09). "Start-Up Aims for Database to Automate Web Searching (Published 2007)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  3. ^ "How a Big Promotion at Google Reveals the Future of Search". Time. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  4. ^ "Apple Leadership - John Giannandrea". Apple. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  5. ^ "Apple just landed the most sought-after free agent in Silicon Valley — and he'll report directly to Tim Cook". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  6. ^ "Apple hires Google's former AI boss to help improve Siri". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  7. ^ "Apple Hires Google's A.I. Chief". The New York Times. 2018-04-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  8. ^ "John Giannandrea named to Apple's executive team". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  9. ^ "Google's former AI chief is now an Apple VP". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-12-21.