How to build a practical AI system By Cofounder of Apple Siri and Viv Labs

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How to build a practical AI system

We originally talked to computers in their language exclusively. Increasingly, we talk to them in ours. Soon, developers will create new programs in collaboration with an artificial intelligence that does much of the heavy lifting. This shift represents the biggest leap forward in productivity and scalability yet.

The way humans program machines is changing too. Humans are no longer the only ones writing code. Solving is the focus of the next interface battlefield which will be fought across web, mobile, and a wide internet of things.

We are seeing a fundamental shift in the way in which computers are programmed in the first place. As new capabilities are built and integrated by developers, a relatively small, finite pool of function can explode into a huge, practically limitless number of possibilities. We are about to witness the greatest leap in productivity in building and deploying software that we have ever seen.

Cofounder of Siri and Viv Labs, Adam Cheyer, is going to talk about How to build a practical AI system:lessons from Siri and Viv Labs


Oct 27th, Saturday, 9:30am-11:45am


09:30-10:00am Check in (Please note that no admission will be allowed after 10am)

10:00-11:15am Talk By Adam Cheyer

11:15-11:45am Q&A

About Adam Cheyer

  • Cofounder of Siri, acquired by Apple in 2010

  • Cofounder of Viv Labs, acquired by Samsung in 2016

  • Program Director in SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center

  • Chief Architect of the CALO/PAL project. A pioneer in the areas of distributed computing, intelligent agents, and advanced user interfaces

  • Author of more than fifty peer-reviewed publications and nine patents.

  • Co-founder and advisor to both Sentient Technologies and

Currently, Adam Cheyer is co-Founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, a startup simplifying the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Previously, Adam Cheyer 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, where Mr. Cheyer became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group. Mr. Cheyer is 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 Cheyer 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.

Mr. Cheyer was 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), Mr. Cheyer 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).

Mr. Cheyer 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. Mr. Cheyer 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, Mr. Cheyer 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. Mr. Cheyer 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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