Richard Socher

Co-Founder and CEO, You.com

Why AI is Humanity's Mirror — and What we Can Learn from it


Richard Socher is the founder and CEO of You.com, the chat-first search engine that puts you in control — Your sources.Your AI. Your privacy. Richard previously served as the Chief Scientist and EVP at Salesforce. Before that, Richard was the CEO/CTO of AI startup MetaMind, acquired by Salesforce in 2016. Richard received his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford, where he was recognized for his groundbreaking research in deep learning and NLP. 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 Ph.D. Fellowship in 2012 and a 2013 "Magic Grant" from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and the 2014 GigaOM Structure Award. He also served as an adjunct professor in the computer science department at Stanford. Outside of work, Richard enjoys paramotor adventures, traveling, and photography.

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