John Giannandrea

John Giannandrea is a Scottish[1] software engineer known for creating Metaweb and Freebase and leading Google Search and artificial intelligence[1] before joining Apple Inc. as a senior executive.[2][3][4][5] In December 2018, it was announced that Giannandrea had been appointed senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy at Apple.[6]

John Giannandrea
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Giannandrea at Disrupt SF 2017

He was formerly CTO of the speech recognition company Tellme Networks, which he co-founded, Chief Technologist of the web browser group at Netscape and a senior engineer at General Magic.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Google's artificial intelligence chief". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Apple hires Google's former AI boss to help improve Siri". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ "Apple Hires Google's A.I. Chief". The New York Times. 2018-04-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ "John Giannandrea named to Apple's executive team". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  6. ^ "Google's former AI chief is now an Apple VP". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  7. ^ "Apple Leadership - John Giannandrea". Apple. Retrieved 2018-12-22.