Tom Gruber is one of the founders of Siri has left Apple, reports The Information. The representative of the company confirmed the dismissal.

It is reported that Gruber has resigned in connection with retirement. It was the last Creator of Siri, who worked at Apple. Since July of this year for the development of the assistant meets John Giannandrea — the former head of search and artificial intelligence Google.

Tom Gruber has developed Siri along with Doug Kittlaus and Adam Celeron. Initially they released Siri in a separate app in the App Store, but two months later they bought Apple. Then the first assistant developers started to work at Apple.

Kittlaus quit Apple in 2011, and Chair in 2012. Together, they released a voice assistant with artificial intelligence Viv. In 2016, Viv bought a Samsung and at its base there was created Bixby.

Despite the fact that Apple was one of the first introduced a voice assistant, in recent years the company has faced increased criticism of the capabilities of Siri. In iOS 12 the function Shortcuts. With its help users can create a voice command. It works based on the application Workflow, which Apple bought in 2017.


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