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Adam Cheyer

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

Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker, AI expert and entrepreneur.  He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the voice assistant Bixby on Samsung phones, TVs, watches, and more.  Adam's hugely popular talks on artificial intelligence and startups never fail to educate and enlighten.

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Adam Cheyer is currently Vice President of R&D at Samsung. Previously, he was co-founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, an artificial intelligence (AI) company acquired by Samsung in 2016.

Adam was also co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri, acquired by Apple in 2010 to build their virtual personal assistant, which was distributed on more than 1.5B devices.  After joining Apple, he became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group, leading all AI and server-side aspects of the Siri assistant.

Adam is a Founding Member and Advisor to Change.org, the premier social network for positive social change with more than 300 million members.   He also co-founded Sentient Technologies, which applies distributed machine learning algorithms to discover novel solutions to complex problems. Previously, Adam was VP Engineering at Verticalnet (NASDAQ: VERT, an enterprise software business) and Dejima (mobile software).  Adam spent more than a decade at SRI International, where his most recent role was as Chief Architect of CALO, the largest ever government-funded AI project, whose purpose was to create an intelligent assistant that learns and self-improves “in the wild” (e.g. with no code changes).

  • The Future of AI and Businesses
  • “Hey Siri”: A Founding Story
  • How to Build a Successful Startup: Lessons from the Founder of Siri, Inc.
  • “I Can Help With That”: The Future of Intelligent Interface Agents

“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 Nýherji

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