Report: Apple Loses Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder Of Siri

Bloomberg reports Siri’s co-founder Adam Cheyer, has left Apple. Cheyer was one of the primary developers of Siri and is known as a “co-creator” of the popular Apple Voice Search product.

Adam Cheyer’s LinkedIn profile still has him currently working at Apple. He was the Engineering Director in Apple’s iOS group. Apple nor Adam Cheyer have not confirmed the exit.

Siri’s Chief Executive Officer, Dag Kittlaus, left Apple shortly after the acquisition last year.

What this means for Apple’s Voice Search capabilities in the future? We know at the D10 conference in May, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said that they have a lot in store for Siri. He said they have a “lot of people working on this” and “you will be really pleased with some of the things you’re going to see over the coming months.”

So I doubt this is a bad sign for Siri and Apple’s future in voice search.

It may just be the nature of inventors, wanting to move on to the next idea and creation.

Related Topics: Apple: Siri | Channel: Mobile


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