Sep 9–12, 2019

Can an AI assistant be as important as the web or as mobile?

Adam Cheyer (Samsung)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 230 B
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AI assistants are used billions of times each week and have been baked into more than a billion consumer devices. People talk to them to accomplish functions like playing songs, sending text messages, setting timers, and more.

However, while these assistants are useful, they’re not yet a global paradigm like the web or mobile, which impact every connected user and every connected business. Adam Cheyer, examines what it might take for an assistant to make the leap to global paradigm and then illustrates the unique architecture and approach being taken by Samsung’s Bixby assistant with the goal of doing just that.

What you'll learn

  • Understand what needs to be done for assistants to become a global paradigm
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Adam Cheyer


Adam Cheyer is a vice president of R&D at Samsung. Previously, he was cofounder and vice president of engineering at artificial intelligence company Viv (acquired by Samsung in 2016); was cofounder and vice president of engineering at Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010); cofounded Sentient Technologies, which applies distributed machine learning algorithms to discover novel solutions to complex problems; served as vice president of engineering at Verticalnet (enterprise software) and Dejima (mobile software); and was chief architect of CALO, the largest AI project in US history, at SRI International. Adam is a founding member and first developer at, the world’s largest petition platform, with a quarter billion members. He has authored more than 60 publications and 25 patents. Adam graduated with highest honors from Brandeis University and received the Outstanding Masters Student award from UCLA’s School of Engineering.

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