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Adam Cheyer talks Siri, Viv Labs and over 25 years in Voice

June 22, 2020 Viv Labs, Roger Kibbe and Adam Cheyer Episode 15
Bixby Developers Chat
Adam Cheyer talks Siri, Viv Labs and over 25 years in Voice
Chapters
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Introductions and the Vision
00:22:36
Siri, the founding, launch, success and sale
00:45:44
Viv Labs, fulfilling the vision and the future
Bixby Developers Chat
Adam Cheyer talks Siri, Viv Labs and over 25 years in Voice
Jun 22, 2020 Episode 15
Viv Labs, Roger Kibbe and Adam Cheyer

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

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

More about Bixby
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.
Bixby Developers Homepage - https://bixbydevelopers.com/
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Show Notes Chapter Markers

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/

All Bixby Developers Chat Episodes available at:
bixbydev.buzzsprout.com/

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

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

More about Bixby
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.
Bixby Developers Homepage - https://bixbydevelopers.com/
Bixby Developers Github - https://github.com/bixbydevelopers
Bixby Developers YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/bixbydevelopers
Bixby Developers Twitter - twitter.com/BixbyDevelopers
Bixby Developers Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BixbyDevelopers/
Bixby Developer News/Blogs - https://bixby.developer.samsung.com/

Support the show (https://www.bixbydevelopers.com)

Introductions and the Vision
Siri, the founding, launch, success and sale
Viv Labs, fulfilling the vision and the future