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Tech Talk with Adam Cheyer, Founder of Siri

Siri is a household name. It is an intelligent personal assistant integrated into the iPhone that lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, reply to emails, check the weather, and more.

Tech in Motion Silicon Valley is overjoyed to have a founder of Siri speak at our Tech Talk Event. Adam Cheyer was a founder and the VP Engineering of Siri, Inc. After Apple acquired the company, he became the Director of Engineering in Apple’s iOS group. Adam was also a member of the founding team at Change.org and a founder of Genetic Finance. As a researcher in Artificial Intelligence at SRI International, he authored more than 70 publications and 10 patents and was the Chief Architect of CALO, the largest AI project in US history. Adam graduated with highest honors from Brandeis University and received the “Outstanding Masters Student” from UCLA’s School of Engineering.

Adam’s path to entrepreneurship is a little different than most Silicon Valley examples. In his 40’s, never having started a company before, he enacted a plan to take multiple ideas into the world at the same time.  While fulfilling a portfolio of his personal goals of exploring his passion for technology, making a positive impact in the world, and earning some money, Adam co-founded three different companies to make breakthroughs in several technical spaces:

Ø  Human to Machine — Siri, Inc.

Ø  Human to Human — Change.org

Ø  Machine to Machine — Genetic Finance

In this talk, Adam will discuss findings and stories from his entrepreneurial experiences, and give views on innovation, growth, impact and more.

In 2007, Adam simultaneously co-founded Siri, Inc., Change.org, and Genetic Finance. As a startup, Siri won the Innovative Web Technologies award at SXSW, and was chosen a Top Ten Emerging Technology by MIT’s Technology Review. Change.org is an international community of 50M+ members who fight for what’s right by shining a spotlight on issues relating to environment, human rights, food, education, poverty, and justice. Genetic Finance distributes machine learning algorithms across more than 1.5M+ CPUs to discover novel solutions to complex problems.

Agenda: 

6:00pm - 6:45pm: Food, Beverages, & Networking

6:45pm - 8:15pm: Presenter, Adam Cheyer

8:15pm - 9:00pm: More Networking

As always, huge thank you to our generous sponsors Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners for providing food and beverages. 

Special thanks to InnoSpring for generously donating their event space. Parking is free. (map)

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  • Christen J.

    Incredible information and press approach!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Desiree S.

    Thank you for the great feedback! Adam was very inspirational and we look forward to working with him again :) Please don't hesitate to contact Kristen or me with meetups that you would like to see in the future. Thank you for being part of Tech in Motion Silicon Valley!!

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Abhi (.

    Very impressive. Big thanks to Adam and organizers !

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • M

    Amazing event! Very inspirational talk.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Scott P.

    This was by far one of the best Meetups I have ever had the pleasure of attending! Thanks for the organizers Desiree and Kristen and of course to Adam for the inspirational speech!

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Ian L.

    He is the greatest speaker I've ever seen in this area. I am glad to have this chance to meet this legendary guy. Hope tech in motion will invite even more people like him to inspire the attendees. :)

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Manan

    Thanks Adam for such an excellent talk

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Steven

    If someone took a video of the talk could they send it my way?

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Steven

    This was an insightful talk. I enjoyed hearing about a man's journey moving his way through the world of engineering and the steps he took to get where he is now.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Jason C.

    Adam was very impressive and had interesting stories to share

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really appreciate Adam sharing his experiences. Seems like a very authentic guy.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Laura R.

    Interesting, honest, real, and impressive speaker. His talk and his personality were both very upbeat and engaging.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • David M.

    Great talk!

    May 15, 2014

  • Sky Y.

    triggered some dreams I lost long ago

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Lisa H.

    I found it to be extremely informative and motivational.

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Shomir

    Very inspirational! Thanks for organizing!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Tyr C.

    Love it

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Libing C.

    I'm an Architect

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Scott P.

    Interested in hearing how Adam came up with the ideas for such diverse startups as Siri and Change.org!!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Denis V.

    Hi!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Rajesh

    I am

    1 · April 27, 2014

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