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He makes machines more human.

Adam Cheyer M.S. 1993
Co-founder, Siri Inc.

Adam Cheyer was named an “outstanding master’s student” while at UCLA, which is like saying that Thomas Edison was pretty smart. Cheyer is a pivotal figure in cutting-edge artificial intelligence research, a co-founder of Siri Inc. and program director in SRI’s Artificial Intelligence Center, where he served as chief architect of the CALO project (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes), one of the largest government-sponsored AI and machine-learning projects in U.S. history. Today, he is co-founder and vice president of engineering at Viv Labs, a start-up dedicated to providing the world with “an intelligent interface to everything.” But while he appreciates that “AI is being applied to all sorts of tangibly useful tasks,” Cheyer says, “I particularly like it when AI is applied to creative or artistic domains, which, to me, gets to the heart of what makes humans human.”

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He makes machines more human.

Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer was named an “outstanding master’s student” while at UCLA, which is like saying that Thomas Edison was pretty smart. Cheyer is a pivotal figure in cutting-edge artificial intelligence research, a co-founder of Siri Inc. and program director in SRI’s Artificial Intelligence Center, where he served as chief architect of the CALO project (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes), one of the largest government-sponsored AI and machine-learning projects in U.S. history. Today, he is co-founder and vice president of engineering at Viv Labs, a start-up dedicated to providing the world with “an intelligent interface to everything.” But while he appreciates that “AI is being applied to all sorts of tangibly useful tasks,” Cheyer says, “I particularly like it when AI is applied to creative or artistic domains, which, to me, gets to the heart of what makes humans human.”

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