Kind of a strange event regarding Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri which was acquired by Apple in April of 2010. According to Kara Swisher of All Things D., Kittlaus left his position leading the development of speech recognition soon after the 4S launch.
Swisher made the following comment regarding potential reasons for his departure from Apple:
“There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while, sources said,” Swisher wrote. “They included Kittlaus’ family being in Chicago, a desire to take time off and an interest in brainstorming new entrepreneurial ideas.”
Kittlaus himself posted a Twitter comment which stated “if you are a start-up you want to get acquired by Apple. Fun times.”
It’s unknown what project he is currently working on but based on his track record we expect that he is likely working to create another influential technology.
AppleInsider mentioned that “(Kittlaus’s) LinkedIn profile still lists his current title as director of Siri and speech recognition for iOS at Apple in the San Francisco Bay area. The other titles he currently holds are a member of the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program Board of Directors, and a founding advisor at Palindrome Advisors. He was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at Stanford Research Institute, and a general manager at Motorola.” That’s quite a resume you’ve got there, Dag.
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