Parag Chordia is a technology entrepreneur and researcher who explores opportunities at the intersection of machine learning and art. He is currently cofounder and CTO of Telepathic, a company that aims to redefine fiction for the Snapchat generation using data science. Parag was previously chief scientist at Smule, where he built machine learning technologies to help non-musicians express themselves through music. Prior to that, he was head of the Music Intelligence Lab at Georgia Tech, a research institute funded by the National Science Foundation. Parag has a PhD in Machine Learning and Music from Stanford. He is also a professional musician and a pizza snob.