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Tom Gruber

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of LifeScore; Chief AI Strategy Officer at Sherpa.ai

Tom Gruber

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5 out of 5

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of LifeScore; Chief AI Strategy Officer at Sherpa.ai

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Tom Gruber Biography

Tom Gruber, a computer scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, is renowned for his work as an AI product developer and designer. He notably co-founded Siri Inc. and served as its CTO and head of design. Siri Inc. developed Siri, the intelligent assistant now central to the user experience of all Apple products, and was acquired by Apple in 2010. Today, Siri is used globally more than 25 billion times a month in dozens of languages.

With a professional career spanning forty years, Gruber's foundation in artificial intelligence and cognitive science has led to significant contributions in technology and design. He has done foundational work in ontology engineering, becoming well-known for his definition of ontologies in the context of artificial intelligence. Furthermore, Gruber has published several articles and books, such as "The Acquisition of Strategic Knowledge" and "Toward Principles for the Design of Ontologies Used for Knowledge Sharing." He has also served on the editorial boards of respected journals like Knowledge Acquisition, IEEE Expert, and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

As a public speaker, Gruber advocates for what he terms "Humanistic AI"—artificial intelligence that augments and collaborates with humans rather than competing with or replacing them. He shared this philosophy and his vision for the future of AI on the TED stage in 2017, projecting a future where AI enhances human capacities such as perception, creativity, and cognitive function.

After the sale of Siri to Apple in 2010, Gruber stayed on for eight years to lead the Advanced Development Group, exploring new product ideas. Following this, he transitioned into Impact Advising, investing his time and expertise to maximize human impact. Gruber now uses Humanistic AI principles to curate his advisory portfolio, guiding companies and organizations that use AI to augment human capabilities for societal benefit.

Gruber is currently a co-founder and CTO of LifeScore, an innovative company that creates adaptive music that is dynamically composed and produced to adapt to contexts, personal needs, and the listener's state. Balancing his technological endeavors, Gruber also harbors a passion for conservation photography. He travels globally to dive in places where marine life thrives, hoping to foster empathy and connection with the natural world through underwater photography and video.

Gruber's conviction in the potential of technology to foster human collaboration and knowledge sharing is evident throughout his career. He has dedicated his life to advocating for the ethical use of technology that enhances our lives and protects the environment that sustains us.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 04/05/2024.

Tom Gruber Speaking Topics

  • Guiding Big Data AI to achieve Intended Consequences

Tom Gruber Videos

  • A Conversation about Conversational AI | Tom Gruber | TEDx
    In this conversation between Siri designer Tom Gruber and NY Times writer John Markoff, we hear about the state of the art in Conversational...
  • How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives | Tom Gruber
    How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make "humanistic AI" that augments and collaborates with us instead of...

Tom Gruber Books

  • The Acquisition of Strategic Knowledge (Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence)
    The Acquisition of Strategic Knowledge (Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence)

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Tom Gruber is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Guiding Big Data AI to achieve Intended Consequences. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Gruber for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tom Gruber generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zack Kass, Safiya Noble, Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Adam Cheyer and Ayesha Khanna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Gruber for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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