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Adam Cheyer is an inventor, entrepreneur, engineering executive, and a pioneer in AI and computer-human interfaces.
Adam has been a co-founder or founding member of four successful startups, including Siri (sold to Apple, where he led server-side engineering and AI for the Siri assistant), Change.org (the world’s largest petition platform), Viv Labs (sold to Samsung, where as VP R&D, Adam led product engineering and developer relations for Samsung’s voice assistant), and Sentient (massively distributed machine learning,
sold to Cognizant).
Currently, Adam is a Venture Partner at Project Voice Venture Partners. He is also an advisor to several companies, including Otter.ai, Riva Health, Evolv Technologies, Disruptel, Brilliant Labs, and Halt Labs. Previously, Adam was VP of Engineering at Verticalnet (enterprise software) and Dejima (mobile software). Adam also spent more than a decade at SRI International, where his most recent role was as Chief Architect of CALO/PAL, the U.S. government’s largest funded AI project.
In addition to his technology work, Adam is an award-winning magician. He has performed in stadiums for thousands, on TV for millions (including on the well-known Penn and Teller Fool Us” show), entertained heads of state and presidents, and fooled some of the top pros in the business.
Adam has authored more than 60 publications and 39 patents and served on numerous advisory boards and committees. He graduated with the highest honors from Brandeis University and received the “Outstanding Masters Student” award from UCLA’s School of Engineering.
THE FUTURE OF AI AND BUSINESSES
The last five years have seen breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence(AI) at an unprecedented rate, with a host of new systems and applications emerging that go far beyond what was possible only a decade ago. Voice commands can now be used to perform actions and retrieve information using a conversational tone across multiple devices. Self-driving cars are a reality for commuters on the highway. With continuous and accelerating improvements in AI, this talk will address new ways of thinking about AI and ways to prepare your business for the continuing AI revolution.
“HEY SIRI”: A FOUNDING STORY
In this presentation, Adam talks about the birth of Siri, from idea to inception, to Apple’s acquisition and implementation of it into the iPhone in 2010. Siri’s story is a fascinating one that not many people know about. For example, did you know that Adam first built a Siri-like system in 1993 before the world wide web was even launched? And that it operated on a tablet-like PC? But it wasn’t until Apple’s release of the iPhone 18 years later in 2007 that Adam knew it was the right time to take Siri from a hobby to the world.
HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL STARTUP: LESSONS FROM THE FOUNDER OF SIRI, INC.
Adam discusses the lessons he learned while building each of his startups and how he took them from idea to execution. He talks through vital questions in building a startup, such as: how to know when it’s the right time to take an idea from hobby to startup; how to choose the right environment to work in; how to pick the right goals that will lead to success; and, how to visualize what success means to you. Learn how to build a successful startup from the founder of Siri.
“I CAN HELP WITH THAT”: THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENT INTERFACE AGENTS
We are in the midst of a technological boom of intelligent interface agents. AI agents like Siri, OK Google, Cortana, and Alexa will soon be integrated into many of our electronic devices expanding what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). In this talk, Adam discusses the implications of AI interface agents, and their integration into industries such as financial trading, healthcare, marketing, and customer service, including smart homes and smart cars. This talk also touches on Adam’s newest AI agent, Viv (what many are calling the next Siri). In the future, we will see Viv, Siri, and other AI agents integrated more seamlessly into businesses and particularly into our daily lives.
“Adam presented to 700 of our top IT clients. They had a great experience as he explained the past present and future of AI. Adam was funny, engaging and even did an incredible magic trick that we still can’t figure out.”
– Finnur Oddsson, CEO of Nyherji
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