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Adam Cheyer, an Apple (AAPL) engineer who played a key role in developing its Siri...

Adam Cheyer, an Apple (AAPL) engineer who played a key role in developing its Siri voice-assistant software, has left the company, sources tell Bloomberg. Cheyer's departure comes a year after Dag Kittlaus, who was CEO of Siri before Apple bought the startup in 2010, did the same. Tim Cook promised Apple would "double down" on Siri, which has been a lightning rod for debate, earlier this year. iOS 6 will bring enhancements and iPad support for Siri.
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  • bgold1955
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    Very typical after a buyout. In my opinion, Apple will not miss a beat as code is code. Initial design is very important for a solid foundation. I am confident that no one at Apple is having sleepless nights.
    11 Sep 2012, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    It is as distinct possibility Tim believes his technicians may be able to improve upon Siri's implementation....there has been mounting criticism of Siri' s translation....
    11 Sep 2012, 11:51 PM Reply Like
  • evannever
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    "Thanks for all your hardwork in building Siri from the ground up, here's your golden parachute. We'll take it from here."

     

    Not really a surprise. Startup guys thrive on starting stuff up, not working for the largest (market cap) company in the world.
    12 Sep 2012, 09:38 AM Reply Like
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