Artificial Intelligence: Panacea or Peril?


Date Thursday August 9th 2018

5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)

Venue George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC

PARC Forum

Adam Cheyer has been working professionally in artificial intelligence (AI) for more than 30 years, and in the last few years, milestones have been achieved that he never thought he would see in his lifetime. These stunning advances in the field have led some to question whether things are going too fast, and whether our role as the most intelligent beings on this planet is in jeopardy. Is AI the panacea to all our problems, or the peril we need most fear?

This topic will be explored in this PARC Forum, with a particular emphasis on where AI is today being applied to solve problems in all ranges of business and human endeavors, and what are the implications for near and far futures.

Adam Cheyer is co-Founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, a startup simplifying the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Viv Labs was acquired by Samsung in 2016. Previously, Mr. Cheyer was co-Founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc., a company aimed at fundamentally redesigning the face of the consumer mobile experience. In 2010, Siri was acquired by Apple, where he became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group. He is also a Founding Member and Advisor to, the premier social network for positive social change, and a co-Founder of Sentient Technologies. Mr. Cheyer is an author of more than 60 publications and 26 issued patents.


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