Hi, I’m Will Murphy. Welcome to my personal website. I’ve been blogging on and off since around 2004. 

I live in the San Francisco area.

You may know me as startup founder, angel investor, or voracious reader. I grew up in Tennessee and previously led work in design, product, tech, and innovation at FedEx (future tech), SenseAware (IoT), SurfRate (social search), Talla (bots/ robotic process automation), and BotChain (blockchain solution for bots). I’m an advisor at Singularity University and a member of the Long Now Foundation.

I’m curious about technology, philosophy, economics, and the future. I love books, movies, and playing guitar.

I’ve worked on AI, blockchain, IoT, chatbots, transportation, and innovation. And, as you’re reading this I’m trying to figure out what’s next. 

Overly fancy write-up for media, speaking engagements, etc:

Will has been a software engineer, corporate entrepreneur, startup entrepreneur, and tech executive across a wide range of technology spaces including IoT, AI, and blockchain. Will helped create SurfRate, SenseAware, Talla, BotChain, and MessagePath. Will created The 10 Principles of Intelligent Agent Design, the Sense and Respond AI framework, and the Valuation Model for Data. He has led initiatives concerning big data, applied AI, e-commerce, the collaborative economy, and sustainable technologies. Additionally, he conducted autonomous vehicle, drone, blockchain, and 3D printing research. Will holds patents in the areas of intelligent agents and IoT.

Will speaks at places like MIT VLAB, Stanford University, Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, The AI Conference, General Assembly, Monage, World Crypto Economic Forum, Media X, and SVI Academy.