Dr. Ronjon Nag is an inventor, entrepreneur and a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Interdisciplinary Fellow based at the Stanford Center for Language and Information (CSLI). He is the founder of the R42 Institute which invents, informs and invests. He is a founder and advisor/board member of multiple start-ups. His companies have been sold to Apple, BlackBerry, and Motorola. He has been awarded the Mountbatten Medal in the Royal Institution by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for contributions to mobile phones, and for his company, Bounce Imaging, was winner of the $1m Verizon Powerful Answers Award. Ronjon Nag has invented and deployed artificial intelligence systems for over three decades. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from Cambridge (Wolfson ’84), an MS from MIT, a BSc from Birmingham and was a Harkness Fellow at Stanford. He has been a pioneer of smartphones and the 'app stores' they depend on. He has worked on neural networks, touch screens, mobile search, voice recognition, text prediction and handwriting recognition.