Tom Gruber

Tom Gruber is a product designer and entrepreneur who uses AI technology to augment human intelligence. At Colossal, he plays the role of Impact Advisor. He was co-founder and head of design for the team that created Siri, which brought AI to the mainstream and established the modern paradigm of virtual assistants.  At Apple for over 8 years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for products that bring intelligence to the interface. Tom promotes the philosophy of Humanistic AI, which he presented in a popular TED talk. He was a founding board member of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society and advocates for the Center for Humane Technology. Throughout his career, Tom has explored the intersection of AI and the UI between humans and computers, particularly for human communication and knowledge sharing. He was a Stanford AI researcher, and has founded several pioneering companies.Tom 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, Assistive Neurotech, and Adaptive Music.