Adam Cheyer


Adam Cheyer is a co-founder of Siri Inc. and formerly a director of engineering in the iPhone group at Apple.

Cheyer earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brandeis University in 1988, and a master’s degree in computer science and artificial intelligence from UCLA in 1993.

Prior to Siri, he was a computer scientist and project director in SRI International’s Artificial Intelligence Center, where he was the Chief Architect on the CALO project. Cheyer was also a member of the founding team at and a founder of Sentient Technologies (formerly Genetic Finance).

Adam left the Siri team in 2012 and founded Viv Labs, which was acquired by Samsung in 2016. Cheyer was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.