NewImageA second former Siri executive has left Apple -- this time, Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer. He left the company this past June according to AllThingsD, though the departure was originally reported by Bloomberg.

Another former Siri executive has left Apple. Adam Cheyer, who co-founded the voice recognition software company prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2008, has left the iPhone maker. Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Cheyer resigned back in June to pursue other projects. Cheyer is the second Siri executive to leave Apple in the past year, following CEO Dag Kittlaus, who left in October of 2011.

Siri CEO Dag Kittlaus joined Apple with Cheyer when the company was purchased in April 2010, but left Apple back in October of last year.

Top Rated Comments

Matthew Yohe Avatar
122 months ago
"to pursue other projects"

I assume this means: "to swim in a pool of money"
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kilcher Avatar
122 months ago
Eh, nothing to see here. You sell a company, you stick around for the transition, you move on. That's just how it is.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prof. Avatar
122 months ago
Guess he realized Siri is an utter failure.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PDXoPDX Avatar
122 months ago
I assume this means: "to swim in a pool of money"

Like so:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
122 months ago
June 30th: Siri, has Adam Cheyer left Apple?






September 12: Yes, he has!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMarc845 Avatar
122 months ago
It's All Relative

Yet its clearly a female voice so her it is. Moving on.

Siri is actually completely asexual; it is an it. Whether you hear it speak in a male or female voice is entirely dependent upon where you are and what language you use with it. In the US, Siri has a female voice. in several other countries, including Japan, Italy and (I believe) the U.K., it speaks with a decidedly masculine intonation.

Add to that the fact that it is simply software, a program running on a piece of hardware, and "it' truly becomes the only proper pronoun for it.

So don't be so quick to dismiss other people; especially when they are more correct than you are.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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