Adam Cheyer

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Adam Cheyer
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Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder of Siri, March 2008
Nationality American
Fields Artificial intelligence
Institutions Apple, Inc.
SRI International
Genetic Finance/Sentient Technologies
Alma mater Brandeis University
Known for Siri, CALO

Adam Cheyer is a co-founder of Siri and formerly a director of engineering in the iPhone group at Apple.[1][2][3] Prior to Siri, he was a computer scientist and project director in SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center, where he was the Chief Architect on the CALO project.[4] Cheyer was also a member of the founding team at[5] and a founder of (formerly Genetic Finance).[6][7]

Early life and education

Cheyer earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brandeis University in 1988, and a master's degree in computer science and artificial intelligence from UCLA in 1993.[8]


Selected publications

  • Cheyer, Adam and Martin, David (January 1999). "The Open Agent Architecture: A framework for building distributed software systems". Applied Artificial Intelligence. 13 (1-2). 
  • Cheyer, Adam (1998). "Multimodal Maps: An Agent-based Approach". In Bunt/Beun/Borghuis. Multimodal Human-Computer Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence #1374. Springer. pp. 111–121. 
  • Cheyer, Adam (2005-11-06). "IRIS: Integrate. Relate. Infer. Share.". 1st Workshop on The Semantic Desktop at the International Semantic Web Conference. Galway, Ireland: International Semantic Web Conference. 
  • Cheyer, Adam (June 2006). "A Collaborative Programming Environment for Web Interoperability". 1st Workshop on Semantic Wikis. Budva, Montenegro. 
  • Cheyer, Adam (2003-12-15). "Evolution of the Laws that Deal with the Utilization of Information Networks". 2003 BISC FLINT-CIBI International Joint Workshop on Soft Computing for Internet and BioInformatics. University of California, Berkeley. 


  1. "Apple Said to Lose Cheyer, Co-Creator of Siri Voice Unit". Bloomberg. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. Stodola, Barbara (2011-11-22). "A Michigan City success story: Former resident Dag Kittlaus, an Elston grad, creates Siri for Apple". The News-Dispatch. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. Boran, Marie (2011-11-16). "iRobot". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  4. "Adam Cheyer". SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  5. Veneziani, Vince (2007-02-07). "Social Networking For Change(.org)". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  6. "Sentient Team". Sentient Technologies, LLC. 
  7. "Artificial Intelligence Company Sentient Emerges From Stealth". Wall Street Journal. 
  8. "About". Adam Cheyer. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 

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