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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Adam Cheyer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Adam Cheyer, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Adam Cheyer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Adam Cheyer, often where they are interviewed.

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Adam Cheyer, co-founder 4 successful startups including Siri, sold to Apple

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'In 2004, it was the 10th anniversary of the web, and I said "that's interesting." I sat down and I made 10 predictions for the next 10 years, not all of them turned out too well, but my top 3 of them turned out directly into companies!' Adam Cheyer, co-founder 4 successful startups including Siri, sold to Apple is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances and host of the Eliances Heroes show broadcast on am and fm network channels, internet radio, and online syndication.
Aug 11 2020 · 11mins
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Adam Cheyer talks Siri, Viv Labs and over 25 years in Voice

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Show Notes:

In this episode, we talk with voice legend, Adam Cheyer. Adam was the co-founder of Siri, Viv Labs, Change.org, and Sentient Technologies.

We first talk about Change.org, how and why it was founded, and why this platform is an enabler for the social justice movements of today.

Adam talks about his early work at SRI and how this lead to his vision for what an assistant can be. We talk about how Adam took the purely academic work at SRI and brought it to the masses with Siri

Adam gives us a history of Siri, from its founding, to venture capital, to launching an app and the fateful phone call from Steve Jobs which eventually lead to Apple acquiring Siri.

Adam discusses leaving Apple to further his vision and founding Viv Labs. He discusses how Viv Labs technology was focused on going beyond Siri and opening up the assistant to 3rd party development. 

We talk about the unique Viv Labs AI which uses AI to dynamically generate programs for developers. We discuss how this can be opened up to democratize development and let anyone create a unique assistant experience.

Adam talks about Samsung's acquisition of Viv Labs and the Samsung vision for what an assistant can be.

Finally, we talk about where assistants are today and where they can go to start achieving and fulfilling Adam's vision.

Links from the show:

Siri - Back to the Future Talk - https://youtu.be/UBHgj9TuHXM
Open Agent Architecture - http://www.ai.sri.com/~oaa/
Demo of Viv Labs Tech - https://youtu.be/MI07aeZqeco

SRI International - https://www.sri.com/
Siri - Demo of original: https://youtu.be/MpjpVAB06O4
Sentient - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentient_Technologies
Change.org - https://www.change.org/
Viv Labs - http://viv.ai/

Adam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/acheyer
Adam's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamcheyer/

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Guests: Adam Cheyer
Adam Cheyer is the Co-founder and VP Engineering at Viv Labs and a Vice President of R&D at Samsung. Adam co-founded Viv Labs, Change.org, Sentient and Siri

Roger Kibbe (@rogerkibbe) is a senior developer evangelist for Viv Labs/Samsung

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Samsung Bixby is a next-generation, AI platform that enables developers to build rich voice and conversational AI experiences for the Bixby Marketplace, and Bixby devices including phones, watches, televisions, smart appliances, and more.
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Bixby Developers Twitter - twitter.com/BixbyDevelopers
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Jun 22 2020 · 1hr 15mins

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Adam Cheyer - Co-Founder of Siri, Viv Labs, and Change.org #67

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Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Adam Cheyer.

Adam Cheyer is an inventor, entrepreneur, engineering executive, and a pioneer in AI and computer human interfaces.

Adam has been a co-founder or founding member of four successful startups, including 

  1. Siri (sold to Apple, where he led server-side engineering and AI for the Siri assistant). 
  2. Change.org (the world’s largest petition platform), 
  3. Viv Labs (sold to Samsung, where as VP R&D, Adam leads product engineering and developer relations for Samsung’s voice assistant), 
  4. Sentient (massively distributed machine learning).

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 funded AI project.

Adam has authored more than 60 publications and 37 patents. He graduated with highest honors from Brandeis University and received the “Outstanding Masters Student” award from UCLA’s School of Engineering.

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Episode Summary

“I started 3 companies at the same time. Siri was my day job. I started a company called Sentient, that was my night job. And change.org was my side side project.”

“After 2 years, Apple saw Siri. Steve Jobs called our office, unannounced, after we launched a free app in the app store.”

“Timing is super important. I was doing Siri – like systems since 1993. Literally exactly half my life. If I tried to launch it as a company any sooner or later, it would not have had the success that it did.”

“I thought that social networking would take off. And that led directly to our work at Change.org.”

—Adam Cheyer

Key Milestones

  1. What was it like studying computer science in the early 1980’s? 
  2. Adam was told he couldn’t join his school’s computer club. This made him him angry and curious. 
  3. How does Adam predict which technologies will be important in the future? He created a model called trends and triggers that he uses to organize his own thinking. 
  4. Siri was partially created to give other phone manufacturers a shot at taking down Apple. How did Apple end up acquiring Siri? What was it like receiving a phone call from Steve Jobs unannounced?
  5. Change.org is a massively influential petition platform. Yet, Adam views it as a side project. Why is this?

Additional Resources

Bixby Developers is a conversational assistant marketplace. Its part of Samsung. Learn more about it – https://bixbydevelopers.com/

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Jun 22 2020 · 52mins
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Adam Cheyer | Co-founder of Siri & Viv Labs

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Founder's FAQ: answers to all the possible questions of a founder. Hosted by Ilker Koksal. This episode's guest is Adam Cheyer. He is an inventor, entrepreneur, engineering executive, and a pioneer in AI and computer-human interfaces. He has been a co-founder of successful startups, including Siri (sold to Apple), Viv Labs (sold to Samsung), and Sentient. He is also the founding member of Change.org, the world's largest petition platform. Adam has authored more than 60 publications and 37 patents and he is also a magician.

In this episode;

1-) Exits

2-) The four assets that the founding team must have.

3-) Formula to scale the A-plus team.

4-) Things to prove before fundraising.

Founder’s FAQ is a book for founders and you can pre-order through the website. You can also reach us through @foundersfaq on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

May 26 2020 · 23mins

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Adam Cheyer of Samsung and Viv Labs Talks 25 Years of Voice Assistants - Voicebot Podcast Ep 109

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Adam Cheyer is co-founder and VP of Engineering of Viv Labs and Vice President of R&D at Samsung. He is also a founding member of Change.org and Sentient. Previously, he was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Siri and a director of engineering at Apple. Earlier in his career, Adam held executive roles at SRI International in the computer-human interaction center and the artificial intelligence center. He earned an undergraduate computer science degree from Brandeis and an MS in computer science from UCLA. He is a pioneer in the world of voice assistants building his first over 25 years ago. Here is my interview with Adam onsite at Voice 19. 

Aug 12 2019 · 37mins
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The Co-Founder of Siri and Change.org on working with Steve Jobs, Time Management Techniques, and Keys to Success--Adam Cheyer

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My guest today is a genius that is changing the paradigm of the world we live in. I don't use those words lightly. He is the Co-Founder of Siri, the digital assistant that's in every Apple device. He is a founding member of Change.org, a community of over 200 million members who fight for what's right by shining a spotlight on important issues around the world. He is also a founding member of Sentient, the worlds most well funded artificial intelligence company. He is currently working as the Co-Founder of Viv Labs, developing Bixby, Samsung's digital assistant. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and holds 26 patents. 

Talking with Adam was an incredible experience. He is one of the few people who has changed the world in a measurable way. His story about Steve Jobs calling him up and offering to buy his company is amazing. He talks about how he managed his time while starting 3 companies simultaneously, how to develop a mental model to predict the future, and his current digital assistant, which the rest of us won't have access to for several years. If you listen to one part, listen to the last 10 minutes, where he talks about the key to his success--verbally stated goals. Below are the topics we discussed along with timestamps:

  • Origin of Siri (min. 02:45)
  • How to know when you can commercialize a passion (min. 06:15)
  • Developing a mental model of the future (min. 10:30)
  • How social media has helped us (min. 15:00)
  • Working with Steve Jobs (min. 17:00) 
  • The Apple culture (min. 24:00)
  • Seeing Siri everywhere now (min 27:00)
  • Future of digital assistants (min 30:30)
  • Developing Bixby for billions of devices (min. 34:00)
  • Balancing security with function (min. 37:15)
  • His personal super-assistant (min. 38:30)
  • Founding Sentient, the worlds most well funded AI company (min. 41:45)
  • Using Sentient computing to find the perfect shoe (min. 46:15)
  • Amazing time management skills (min. 48:30)
  • His key to success--verbally stated goals (min. 53:15)

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Aug 06 2019 · 1hr 3mins
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BigSpeak - Adam Cheyer

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Adam Cheyer is a top technology and AI speaker, co-founder and VP of Engineering of Siri, and a founding advisor for Change.org. He is also a pioneer and expert in the areas of distributed computing, intelligent agents, and advanced user interfaces, with more than twenty issued patents to his name. Currently, he is the co-founder and VP of Engineering for Viv, a digital voice assistant, which has become the basis for Bixby on Samsung phones.

In this episode, Adam talks about the startups he created, how speaking to entrepreneurs inspired him, and his discovery that one person can change the world. Learn more: www.bigspeak.com/episode/adam-cheyer
Jan 15 2018 · 22mins
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Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer on Having a Vision, Approaching Insurmountable Challenges, and Authenticity

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If you have an iPhone, you know Adam Cheyer's work. He was the Co-Founder of Siri, Inc.

He's now the Co-Founder and VP of Engineering at Viv Labs.

Their mission is to: Radically simplify the world by providing an intelligent interface for everything.

He's also one of the founders of Sentient Technologies, which was founded in 2007 and has generated over $143 million in funding since its inception.

In this conversation, we talked about having a vision for what you prioritize most (he has goals for his self, for the world, and financially). He thinks "at scale."

For example, Change.org was inspired by his "for the world” goal.

We talked about the inception of Siri, and where machine learning is headed next, and debated if it's good or bad for the future.

We also discussed how he creates and approaches seemingly insurmountable challenges and achieves them.

Oh -- and Adam is an author of 60 publications and 26 patents.

Also, there are so many pearls of wisdom that are shared in these conversations. If you're looking for bite-sized gems, download the podcast - Minutes on Mastery.

Jul 10 2017 · 1hr 19mins
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#36 Adam Cheyer On Founding Siri, Viv, and The Future of AI

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This week, Adam Cheyer talks to us about co-founding Siri and the future of AI. Yes, that Siri. ;)

Adam's background is fascinating. He didn't even start to try to be an entrepreneur until his 40's. In a world full of bright-eyed 20-something entrepreneurs trying to make it, but instead ending up in a rat-race of their own creation, it's refreshing to talk to Adam. 

Adam created Siri (and Viv) through a methodology that he will teach you in this interview. You can apply it today. It's his unique twist on goal-setting, and is tempered by the fact that life is unpredictable and things often turn out different than you might first imagine.

You will also learn about the two big practices in AI today, and see if one or the other might be a good fit for you.

So take a listen and learn more about the fascinating man behind a revolution in voice control.

Dec 20 2016 · 45mins