Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea, reports The New York Times. The outlet has obtained an internal email from Tim Cook, who tells employees “John shares our commitment to privacy and our thoughtful approach as we make computers even smarter and more personal.”
Apple has allegedly hired an experienced software engineer with a very colorful resumé who worked for, advised or invested in a number of startups and companies like Twitter, Jawbone, Plex, Snapchat, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and more.
The latest hire in Apple’s quest for top programming talent appears to be Dana Tuinier from The Paramount Network. Tuinier will head up the comedy space at Apple, and will be responsible for comedy within the Worldwide Video unit
These hirings mark a growing trend at Apple who’s not hiding its TV content ambitions, with the Wall Street Journal recently reporting that the company is to spend $1 billion on Hollywood programming over the next year.