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Ex-Googler John Giannandrea Takes Charge Of Siri

Back in January, then Google SVP of Engineering John Giannandrea was hired by Apple to oversee its machine learning and artificial intelligence efforts.  Giannandrea, during his stay at Google, was responsible for machine learning improvements to various Google products, including search, Google Assistant, and Gmail. During that time, it wasn't clear how Giannandrea was involved with Siri.  Even [...]

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Google Home Making Gains On Alexa, Apple HomePod In 4th Place

There is a report from Strategy Analytics that says that Apple has shipped about 600,000 HomePods during Q1.  In the same report, Amazon Alexa devices were placed around 4 million for the same period.  Google Home sales are around 2.5 million. Of course, these numbers aren't completely accurate, as they indicate the relative size of each company's [...]

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Apple Hires Google AI Chief John Giannandrea Away From Google

It was reported earlier this week that there was a personnel change within Google's search organization.  Ben Gomes is now in charge of all search, and Jeff Dean took over Google Brain and AI.  This is because the former Google SVP of Engineering John Giannandrea has moved to Apple to run AI efforts there. Giannandrea “will run Apple’s machine [...]

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Once A Competitive Advantage, Siri Now Seen As Liability For Apple

Currently, there seems to be a perception that the mediocrity of Siri these days is putting Apple's smartphone leadership at risk.  This perception can, and is having an impact on sales of Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, which has been given a fairly lackluster amount of reviews due to Siri's functionality There is an article on [...]

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Google Assistant Adds New Media Capabilities Ahead Of HomePod Release

An update to the Google Assistant has been released that makes entertainment content more accessible to voice control.  The announcement was made on February 1, and it allows users to set alarms to play a favorite song, playlist or radio station instead of a noisy, unpleasant alarm sound. It's possible to invoke this by speaking, “Hey Google, set [...]

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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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