Tom Gruber

HUMANISTIC AI PIONEER
SPEAKER
IMPACT ADVISOR
OCEAN ADVOCATE
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Tom Gruber: HUMANISTIC AI PIONEER, SPEAKER, IMPACT ADVISOR, OCEAN ADVOCATE Tom Gruber: HUMANISTIC AI PIONEER, SPEAKER, IMPACT ADVISOR, OCEAN ADVOCATE
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Humanistic AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about making machines that can do intelligent things. Today the technology rivals humans on many fronts. How do we guide the application of AI to achieve its greatest potential while avoiding unintended consequences? Should the technology be used to compete with humans, automating our work, or should it collaborate with humans, augmenting our cognitive abilities? Tom has guided his work in AI along the latter path. He calls it Humanistic AI.

Speaker

Tom has a unique ability to break down complex ideas into stories and concepts that everyone can understand. A true polymath, he leverages his diverse experience to make connections across technology, research, design, startups, and environmental advocacy. Audiences leave Tom’s talks with their minds expanded, their assumptions challenged, and an optimistic view of where our minds and our technology can take us.

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Impact Advisor

As an AI innovator and serial entrepreneur, Tom uses the guiding principles of Humanistic AI to curate his advisory portfolio. The companies and organizations Tom advises use AI to augment humans for the benefit of society, as well as creating thriving businesses that will continue to innovate into the future. Read on to hear a few of their stories, and learn how they’re making a difference in the world today.

Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Assistive Neurotech
Assistive Neurotech
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Mental Health Care
Mental Health Care
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Covid Prediction
COVID Prediction
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Clinical Medicine
Clinical Medicine
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Gaming for Self Care
Gaming for Self Care
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, The Digital Commons
The Digital Commons
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Semantic Computing
Semantic Computing
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Intelligent UI
Conversational AI
Tom Gruber, Impact Advisor, Privacy Protected Machine Learning
Privacy Protected
Machine Learning
Tom Gruber, Advisor, Adaptive Music
Adaptive Music
Tom Gruber Innovatuions

Innovations

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 Tom helped invent it, influenced its development, or was designing an early version of it before it entered the mainstream. A driving force in Tom’s work has been applications that augment human intelligence, individually and collectively. Many of the innovations Tom created or influenced are taken for granted today, woven into the pattern of our digitally mediated lives.

Articles + Interviews

Tom Gruber Interview with John Markoff, What AI and Big Data Can Do For Humanity, Techfest NW
What AI and Big Data Can Do for Humanity | Virtual Keynote at TechfestNW | December 4, 2020
This talk offers insight into the power and potential of big data and AI, with examples of how things can go wrong — and the potential for doing things right. This talk offers insight into the power and potential of big data and AI, with examples of how things can go wrong — and the potential for doing things right.
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Tom Gruber Interview, Luke Robert Mason SingularityNET, April, 2021 |
Tom Talks Humanistic AI with Host Luke Robert Mason | SingularityNET | April, 2021
Tom shares his insights into creating intelligent interfaces, the ethical use of technology, and how humanistic AI can enable learning, knowledge sharing, and increased productivity. Tom shares his insights into creating intelligent interfaces, the ethical use of technology, and how humanistic AI can enable learning, knowledge sharing, and increased productivity.
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Tom Gruber Articles, The Future of the Virtual Assistant, Nasdaq at Silicon Slopes 2020
The Future of the Virtual Assistant | Nasdaq at Silicon Slopes 2020
Josh Machiz talks with Tom about AI, Siri and the future of the virtual assistant. Josh Machiz talks with Tom about AI, Siri and the future of the virtual assistant.
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Ocean Advocate

Our Oceans are in peril. Fossil fuels are destroying the reefs, plastics are killing the wildlife, and industrial fishing is pillaging the commons. Tom believes it is worth fighting hard, now, to save the ocean during our lifetimes. He is working to ignite a change in global awareness and a fundamental shift in the way we view our relationship with the ocean.

Photographer

For Tom, photography is a passion and a mission. With conservation photography, he hopes to create empathy and a connection with a natural world that is rapidly vanishing. Tom has the privilege of travelling to and experiencing some of the last truly wild places on earth, and he has dedicated his creative energies to bringing back images that show the beauty of the life and ecosystems we are in danger of losing.

Testimonials

Tom Gruber Testimonials, Brie Code, Founder and CEO, TRULUV
Brie Code | Founder and CEO, TRULUV
“Tom’s breadth and depth of experience with humanistic AI and the ethical application of technology to truly benefit consumers pushes TRU LUV’s mission from ambitious to realistic and achievable as we develop new models for human-computer interaction and application development that optimize for impact to wellbeing. With Tom’s guidance we’re providing … Read more
Tom Gruber testimonials, Mark Zusman, Editor and Publisher, Willamette Week, Founder, TechfestNW
Mark Zusman | Editor and Publisher, Willamette Week, Founder, TechfestNW
“Tom Gruber is the rare practitioner who can lucidly explain how things work — and what they mean for us. His understanding of the social impacts of digital innovation is built from the ground up and he brings to the stage an unusual insight into A.I. and a strong sense of how designers and … Read more
Tom Gruber Testimonials Philip Shepard CEO Lifescore
Philip Sheppard | Co-Founder and CEO Lifescore Music
“From our very first conversations more than a decade ago, Tom proved that he is a transformative being. He is rightly famous as a visionary technologist, but this is founded upon his being an artist on many levels. Artists see order and potential in the immutable and chaotic, rendering coherence and beauty from what is … Read more