Richard Socher is chief scientist at Salesforce, where he leads the company’s research efforts and works on bringing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions to Salesforce. Previously, Richard was the CEO and founder of MetaMind (acquired by Salesforce in April 2016). MetaMind’s deep learning AI platform analyzes, labels, and makes predictions on image and text data so businesses can make smarter, faster, and more accurate decisions than ever before. He was awarded the Distinguished Application Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2011, the 2011 Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Award, a Microsoft Research PhD fellowship, a “Magic Grant” from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and the 2014 GigaOM Structure Award. Richard holds a PhD in deep learning from Stanford, where he worked with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng. His research won the Best Stanford CS PhD Thesis award.
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