15 Oct '12, 10pm

Apple Hires A Search Geek (From Amazon) To Improve Siri

Apple Hires A Search Geek (From Amazon) To Improve Siri

It would appear that Siri will be getting a little more searchy. As AllThingsD reported this afternoon Apple has hired William Stasior, the guy who took over at Amazon’s search engine A9 after Udi Manber left for Google. While Siri isn’t a search engine it can operate like one from a user perspective. With Stasior’s hire Apple may be signaling it wants to go further in that direction. Stasior has an impressive search resume. He has worked at A9 since 2006; before that he was at Alta Vista as the “director of advanced development.” There he “led the engineering team responsible for developing AltaVista’s next generation search technologies. Areas of expertise include information retrieval, machine learning, statistical analysis, natural language processing, and advanced user interfaces.” Clearly Stasior knows the search space well and will be bringing that experience to Sir...

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