Tom Gruber Biography

Tom Gruber is an AI product developer, inventor, designer, humanist, and ocean advocate. He was cofounder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created Siri, the first intelligent assistant for everyone. In 2010 Siri was purchased by Apple and remains central to the user experience of all Apple products. Today, Siri is used more than 25 billion times a month in dozens of languages around the world.

Gruber’s professional career spans four decades, from graduate school during the classical AI period, through research at Stanford during the dawn of the Web, through founding a series of companies, to his present incarnation as speaker, writer, and impact advisor. Throughout his career Gruber has pursued the question of how technology can help us live better lives. Applying ideas from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and design, Gruber’s work explores how connecting people and machines can foster collaboration, learning, knowledge sharing, and getting things done. Many of the innovations Gruber created or influenced are taken for granted today, woven into the pattern of our digitally mediated lives.

As a speaker and writer, Gruber advocates for what he calls Humanistic AI: Artificial Intelligence that augments and collaborates with humans, vs. competing with or replacing them. Leveraging his decades in AI development, Gruber offers guiding principles and practical advice about how to make ethical choices when applying this powerful technology. In his main stage TED talk in 2017, Gruber introduced the guiding philosophy of Humanistic AI. He shared his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function.

A driving force in Gruber’s work has been applications that augment human intelligence, individually and collectively. People need better ways to communicate, remember, learn from each other, and access the world’s knowledge. If you use Siri on your phone, learn from a threaded discussion on the Web, collaborate with colleagues in a virtual workspace, or use a computer to help you speak, it is likely that Gruber helped invent it, influenced its development, or was designing an early version of it before it entered the mainstream.

As a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and designer of AI applications, Gruber reached a career milestone with the sale of Siri to Apple in 2010. He stayed on to lead the Advanced Development Group, where he could explore dozens of new product ideas. After eight years at Apple, Gruber “retired” to pursue Impact Advising, investing his time and expertise to maximize human impact.

Gruber uses the guiding principles of Humanistic AI to curate his advisory portfolio. The companies and organizations he advises all use AI to augment humans for the benefit of society. From alternative gaming applications that optimize for self care and compassion to a wearable headset that allows you to speak with your brain, the products of these companies show how Humanistic AI applications can be instrumental in our ability to understand ourselves and our environment.

Gruber is presently co-founder and CTO of LifeScore, which is creating a new way to experience music. Adaptive music is dynamically composed and produced as it plays, which allows it to adapt to contexts, personal needs, and the state of the listener.

For Gruber, conservation photography is both a creative passion and an essential mission. He is privileged to travel around the world to dive in places where marine life still thrives. Through the medium of underwater photography and video, he hopes to create an empathy and connection with the natural world. As a technologist and entrepreneur, he’s working to ignite a change in global awareness, and a fundamental shift in the way we view our relationship with the ocean.

Above all, Gruber is a humanist who believes in the potential of technology to support human collaboration and knowledge sharing and have a positive influence in the world. He’s dedicated his life as an innovator, artist and entrepreneur 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 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 $20,000 - $30,000. 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 R "Ray" Wang, Marc Randolph and Uri Levine. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Gruber for an upcoming event.

Tom Gruber Videos

ai.x2019 Keynote #2 Tom Gruber
A Conversation about Conversational AI | Tom Gruber ...

Tom Gruber Reviews

  • 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

Tom Gruber Speaking Topics

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How to book Tom Gruber?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tom Gruber for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tom Gruber, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tom Gruber or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tom Gruber?

Booking fees for Tom Gruber, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Gruber, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tom Gruber?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Gruber for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Gruber for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Gruber or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Gruber or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


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 $20,000 - $30,000. 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 R "Ray" Wang, Marc Randolph and Uri Levine. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Gruber for an upcoming event.

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