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Tom Gruber

Tom Gruber

Keynote Speaker: 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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Tom Gruber Speaking Topics

Guiding Big Data AI to achieve Intended Consequences

Tom Gruber Videos

A Conversation about Conversational AI | Tom Gruber | TEDx
How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives | Tom Gruber

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Tom Gruber is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Engineering, Design, Computer Science and Futurism.

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Tom Gruber is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Engineering. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Gruber for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. 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 and Adam Cheyer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Gruber for an upcoming event.

Tom Gruber Speaking Topics

  • Guiding Big Data AI to achieve Intended Consequences

Tom Gruber Videos

A Conversation about Conversational AI | Tom Gruber | TEDx
How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives | Tom Gruber

Tom Gruber Reviews

  • Everything went smoothly and attendees really liked Tom's session. Thank you!
    Dynasty Financial Partners - Dec 18 2023

  • TierPoint, LLC - Sep 25 2020

  • So far, we’ve had 251 people attend Tom’s virtual session (163 attended Live, 97 on-demand viewers), and was the most highly attended session at BraveIT 2020. Please extend our thanks again to Tom for delivering such a great keynote for us; we hope to work together again in future!
    TierPoint, LLC - Sep 23 2020

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