Bill Stasior, who was responsible for Siri over the last seven years, has recently left the company.
According to a report from The Information, Stasior joined the Siri team in 2012, focusing on leading the group.
With John Giannandrea leaving Google to join Apple as the new SVP of Machine Learning and AI Strategy and now apparently shaking up the leadership on Siri, I believe we can expect to see great strides in Siri’s capabilities in the coming years.
It’s upsetting that Siri was once a breakthrough technology and the first voice assistant of its kind, introduced on the iPhone 4S in 2011. Since then, Google and Amazon have completely eclipsed Siri with Alexa and the Google Assistant. I’m hopeful that Giannandrea will bring Siri back up to par in the next 2 to 3 years.