UCLA Engineering alumnus Adam Cheyer MS ’93, co-founder of Siri, Viv Labs and Change.org, is featured in the latest UCLA Optimists discussion, titled “Life in The Future.” The panelists cover how artificial intelligence will shape the world in the years to come, what cities of the future will be like, and the role cultural institutions will continue to play as populations change. Cheyer, who will be the 2017 UCLA Engineering Commencement speaker, sees a world where an AI assistant, similar to a Siri, will scale up to become the next major interface paradigm.

Cheyer is a pivotal figure in cutting-edge artificial intelligence research, a co-founder of Siri Inc. and program director in SRI’s Artificial Intelligence Center, where he served as chief architect of the CALO project (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes), one of the largest government-sponsored AI and machine learning projects in U.S. history. Today, Cheyer is a co-founder and vice president of engineering at Viv Labs, a startup dedicated to providing the world with “an intelligent interface to everything.”

 UCLA Optimists: Life in The Future http://www.ucla.edu/optimists/discussions/future.