At a Tuesday hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Google’s former chief executive officer gave a strong endorsement of the Pentagon’s proposal for a new AI center and its collaboration with technology companies.
It’s the second notable hire for Apple in recent days. Earlier this week, the company said it was bringing on John Giannandrea, Google’s former head of artificial intelligence and search, to lead its own AI efforts.
John Giannandrea, who will report to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, has much work to do. Apple, which pioneered smartphones and tablets, has lagged behind Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Microsoft Corp. in AI.
Google and IBM have machines that are thought to be close to achieving “quantum supremacy” – the ability to tackle a problem too complex to solve on any standard supercomputer. Microsoft is betting on a different model for its quantum computing.