Adam Cheyer – Keynote Speaker

AI Pioneer, Creator of Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s Bixby AI Assistants, Top Technology Speaker, Founder of 5 Successful Start-ups, VP of AI Experience at Airbnb, Award-Winning Magician

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Specialist Subjects

  • ChatGPT and the Rise of Conversational AI
  • 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


  • English


Best known as a creator of Siri, Apple’s AI assistant, Adam Cheyer is a visionary pioneer in AI and computer human interfaces, an inventor holding 39 patents, and an engineering executive. He is one of the world’s most authoritative and engaging speakers on AI, the future of technology, and entrepreneurship/building successful startups, appearing before audiences from Cisco, Google, Dell, Visa, and other leading companies.

Adam’s more than 30-year career has been marked by both commercial success and his passion to use technology to make the world a better place. He has been a co-founder or founding member of five successful startups, four of which were acquired for their breakthrough AI technology. These include Siri, (sold to Apple where, working alongside Steve Jobs, he led server-side engineering and AI for the Siri assistant), Viv Labs (sold to Samsung, where as VP R&D, Adam led product engineering and developer relations for Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby), Sentient (massively distributed machine learning sold to Cognizant), and Gameplanner.AI (sold to Airbnb as their first acquisition as a public company). He also co-founded Change. org, the world’s largest petition platform, empowering more than 500 million people in 197 countries to drive change in their communities.

Currently, Adam is VP of AI Experience at Airbnb, where he is working to use generative AI to radically transform the platform into an intuitive “travel concierge.” He is also an advisor to several companies including Project Voice Capital Partners,, Riva Health, Evolv Technology, Disruptel (acquired by Samba TV), Brilliant Labs, AI Sprouts, and Spatial Labs. Previously, Adam was VP 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 US government’s largest-ever funded AI project.

Adam Cheyer has authored more than 60 publications and served on numerous boards and committees. He holds 39 granted patents in the areas of artificial intelligence, human computer interfaces, distributed computing, machine learning, conversational assistants, collective assistants, and more.
In addition to his pioneering work in technology, Adam is an award-winning magician who sometimes incorporates magic and mentalism into his keynotes. He has performed in front of heads of state, stadium crowds, and some of the most recognized magicians in the world, including David Copperfield, David Blaine, and Shin Lim. Adam also appeared before millions on TV as a guest on Penn & Teller Fool Us.

He graduated with the highest honors from Brandeis University and received the “Outstanding Masters Student” award from UCLA School of Engineering.

Popular Talks by Adam Cheyer

ChatGPT and the Rise of Conversational AI

How will your business handle the conversational AI revolution? Generative AI programs like ChatGPT are poised to be the most disruptive technology since the Internet itself. With the ability to create articles, answer queries, and write code, ChatGPT can do many things with language that were not possible before, affecting jobs and how we do our work. In this engaging talk by the creator of the virtual assistant Siri, Adam Cheyer will discuss the implications of conversational AI programs for business. Audiences will learn about what conversational AI can and cannot do and how your business can stay ahead of the curve.

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 a multiple of 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.

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