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Apple Appoints Ex-Microsoft And Ex-Tesla Senior Designer

Apple has appointed ex-Microsoft and ex-Tesla employee, Andrew Kim, to lead its design team. Kim came in the limelight in 2011 with a traditional iOS device stand and in 2012 when he shared his dream for a renovation of Microsoft’s design & branding language. He then came to Microsoft and assisted in designing the Windows 10 UI together with Xbox One S and HoloLens, he mentions in his profile on LinkedIn, prior to settling in Tesla.

As the car company’s senior design manager, Kim claims that he worked on the Model S, 3, Y, and X along with the Semi and the Roadster V2. That background (together with chief vehicle engineer of Tesla lately coming to Apple and the latter firm hiring other ex-Tesla workers) can hint that Apple is again attempting to build its own vehicle. On the other hand, given the amount of experience by Kim, there is no actual telling what he is likely to be concentrated on.

On a related note, disclosing its future strategies, Apple earlier officially declared to make John Giannandrea (ex-executive of Google) its Chief of ML (Machine Learning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Strategy. Reporting to Tim Cook (CEO), Giannandrea who joined the firm in April 2018 will be responsible of the Siri, company’s ML division, and the Core ML group, the firm claimed on its page for executive leadership.

Giannandrea will handle additional development of Siri and Core ML techs. Using Core ML, 3rd-party coders can incorporate trained ML structures into their applications. Before Apple, Giannandrea worked 8 Years at Google where he spearheaded the Research, Machine Intelligence, and Search teams. Prior to this, he co-established 2 tech firms named Metaweb Technologies and Tellme Networks. Giannandrea took the job of Senior Vice President at Google for Engineering from Amit Singhal in early 2016. This indicated Google’s stress on weaving AI and ML into its Search engine.