Tom Gruber is a product designer and entrepreneur who uses AI technology to augment human intelligence, individually and collectively. He was cofounder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created Siri, the first intelligent assistant for everyone. At Apple for over eight years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for products that bring intelligence to the interface.
Applying ideas from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and design, Tom’s work explores how connecting people and machines can foster collaboration, learning, knowledge sharing, and getting things done. In addition to Siri, he has co-founded companies for helping travelers learn from the collective experience of others, enabling large communities of professionals to contribute to and learn from a collective body of knowledge, and creating music that adapts to the listener. Tom currently advises companies and organizations that use AI to have a positive impact on humanity, including leaders in collaboration, semantic search, natural language processing, mental health care, telehealth care, and assistive neurotechnology.