Adam Cheyer Speaker

Adam Cheyer

Top technology and AI speaker, Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs

Adam Cheyer: Biography highlights

Co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the digital voice assistant Bixby for Samsung phones.

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United Kingdom

Languages spoken:

English, Hindi

Full biography of Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer Tech Speaker

A top technology speaker and AI expert, Adam is a pioneer and expert in the areas of distributed computing, intelligent agents and advanced user interfaces as well as the author of fifty-nine peer-reviewed publications and more than twenty issued patents.

Currently, he is co-founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, a startup simplifying the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Viv Labs was acquired by Samsung in 2016.

Previously he was co-Founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc., a company aimed at fundamentally redesigning the face of the consumer mobile experience. In 2010, Siri was acquired by Apple and Adam became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group.

He is also a Founding Member and Advisor to, the premier social network for positive social change and a co-Founder of Sentient Technologies.

Before starting Siri, Adam was a Program Director in SRI’s Artificial Intelligence Center where he served as Chief Architect of the CALO/PAL project, an ambitious effort to create a next-generation personal cognitive assistant that learns and self-improves “in the wild” (e.g. with no code changes).

Cheyer’s team was responsible for integrating state-of-the-art AI technologies from 25 research institutions, universities, and commercial companies, into a functioning system that can provide user value and pass a set of yearly SAT-like tests.

Adam was also VP of Engineering at Dejima (acquired by Sybase), where he was responsible for managing Dejima’s engineering staff, technology strategy, and for guiding the company’s product development in the areas of accelerated mobile search for enterprise and consumer applications.

As VP of Engineering at Verticalnet (NASDAQ: VERT, acquired by BravoSolution), Adam was responsible for development organizations delivering products for consortium marketplaces, private markets, and extended enterprise solutions. Verticalnet’s products included a set of integrated trading applications (auction, reverse auction, RFQ, structured negotiation), C2 Suite (an ontology-driven distributed data comprehension toolset), and OSM (a platform for managing intelligent integration throughout the connected enterprise).

Adam has more than 15 years experience in a variety of roles, including executive, software engineer, research scientist, consultant, lecturer, and technical manager. A pioneer in the areas of distributed computing, intelligent agents, and advanced user interfaces, he is the author of fifty-nine peer-reviewed publications and more than twenty issued patents. He has also participated on a number of Program Committees and Advisory Boards.

As Senior Scientist and Co-Director of the Computer-Human Interaction Center (CHIC) at SRI International, he led a multidisciplinary team of researchers exploring web services, distributed knowledge, and pervasive computing. While at Bull S.A., he was lead developer and architect for NOEMIE, a configuration expert system used to manage Bull’s line of 30,000 hardware and software products worldwide.

Adam received his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Brandeis University and his master’s degree with an “outstanding master’s student” award from UCLA.



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Artificial Intelligence | Adam Cheyer of Viv Labs & Siri | SCALE 2017
Artificial Intelligence | Adam Cheyer of Viv Labs & Siri | SCALE 2017
Lessons from Siri | Adam Cheyer | TEDxGunnHighSchool
Lessons from Siri | Adam Cheyer | TEDxGunnHighSchool

“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

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