Scot Giannandrea to head Apple AI, machine learning

John Giannandrea

Scottish-born John Giannandrea, from Bridge of Allan, has been appointed Apple’s Chief of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

“John joined Apple in 2018 and oversees the strategy for Artificial Intelligence and machine learning across the company and development of Core ML and Siri technologies,” said Apple.

“Prior to Apple, John spent eight years at Google where he led the Machine Intelligence, Research, and Search teams.

“Before this he co-founded two technology companies, Tellme Networks and Metaweb Technologies.

“Earlier in his career John was a Senior Engineer at General Magic.

“John graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computer Science, and was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa.

“John is on the board of trustees at the SETI Institute and Castilleja School.”