Richard Socher has been a transformative force in AI, from his academic publications to his work at MetaMind, Salesforce, and his current stint at you.com, a new search engine that combines privacy, freedom from ads, and ‘trust, kindness, facts, and AI.’ During this fireside chat with Russell Kaplan, Scale’s Director of Engineering, Socher discusses how recent developments in AI are shaping our world and how to develop the next generation of AI talent.
Socher talks about the latest developments in AI, including AI-powered code completion tools, large language models, and AI applications for healthcare. He also addresses how to build large-scale ML teams and what it means to invest in the future of AI. In addition to his ongoing work as CEO of you.com, Socher is a key member of AIX Ventures, which helps AI-powered companies raise money from AI practitioners. While at Salesforce, Socher led teams working on fundamental research, applied research, product incubation, CRM search, customer service automation, and a cross-product AI platform for unstructured and structured data.