Richard Socher is Chief Scientist at Salesforce. He leads the company’s research efforts and works on bringing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions to the company. Prior to Salesforce, he was the CEO and Founder of MetaMind, a startup 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. Socher obtained his PhD from Stanford working on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng and won the Stanford CS Best PhD thesis award.