The Last Creator of Siri Left Apple

Tom Gruber
Written by Hassan Abbas

Now for the development and development of voice assistant is responsible for the former head of search and artificial intelligence Google.

The last of the three founders of Siri technology, Tom Gruber, left Apple, where he served as the head of Advanced Development Siri. Together with him also went Vipul Ved Prakash – head of the search. An unnamed representative of the American manufacturer confirmed the information to The Information.

Tom Gruber

Tom Gruber

Gruber created the voice assistant known today with Doug Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer. The team introduced Siri in the form of the original application on iOS in 2010. Apple announced the acquisition of the startup two months after the launch, while its three founders moved to work in a company from Cupertino.

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Kittlaus resigned from Apple in 2011, after which in 2012 he was followed by Cheyer. After a while, two Siri creators teamed up to release Viv, a new project of artificial intelligence. In 2016, Viv technologies were bought out by Samsung. The South Korean technological giant used them to create its own Bixby platform.

Apple Siri

Apple Siri

Currently, for Siri, machine learning and Core ML in Apple is responsible for a new employee – John Giannandrea, former head of search and artificial intelligence Google. Prior to his arrival, the division was led by Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software development, along with Eddy Cue.

Recall, Siri in iOS 12 will receive a new function Shortcuts with management through a special application. The platform will allow users to program their own fast voice commands using both preinstalled and third-party applications.

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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