One in every of Apple's earliest Siri engineers reportedly leaves for GE

One of Apple's earliest Siri engineers reportedly leaves for GE

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Apple hasn’t had a good time holding on to the unique Siri group, and we do not simply imply the founders — there are valuable few of these core members left. And immediately, we’re studying that a type of final remaining pioneers might have walked out the door. The Info‘s sources declare that Darren Haas, a Siri co-founder and Apple’s head of compute-targeted cloud engineering, has left the corporate to hitch GE a number of weeks after one in every of his fellow Siri alumni, Steve D’Aurora, reportedly did the identical. The 2 are believed to be engaged on an analogous cloud platform at their new employer.

There is no official affirmation but (each staff nonetheless record themselves as Apple staff on LinkedIn), so take this with a grain of salt. We have reached out to Apple to verify the transfer. If true, although, it isn’t precisely heartening information for the workforce at 1 Infinite Loop. Whereas that is unlikely to be a deadly blow when many individuals are nonetheless engaged on Siri, it is a symbolic loss for a corporation that was one of many first to embrace clever voice instructions within the cellular world.