Bill Stasior, the executive responsible for Siri digital assistant since 2012, left Apple early this year. Today, The Information reported that Bill Stasior has now joined Microsoft as a corporate vice president of technology, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott. According to Microsoft spokesperson, Bill Stasior will work to help align technology strategies across the Microsoft. According to The Information’s sources, Stasior will lead an artificial intelligence group, but he won’t be working on Cortana directly.
Last year, Apple poached John Giannandrea, a long-time Google executive to lead its AI strategy.
Source: The Information