R42 Institute

Lectures and thought leadership courses by R42 personnel

Stay up-to-date with courses taught by R42 personnel. We also provide in-house courses for corporations.

R42 Institute Hosted Events

Longevity Series

A highly curated set of talks, in masterclass format, starting from basics and going to cutting edge theories.


September 30 – December 16, 2020

R42 Institute Founders Program

You have an idea, but no one to help you prototype it. We want to help you with it. R42 will bring your ideas to life. This is not an accelerator – we want to jump in and help found the company with you. 

Start Date: October 1, 2020

R42 Institute AI Fellows Program

A launchpad for deep technology and science disruptors, the Fellowship is designed to develop AI/machine learning, deep science, design thinking and entrepreneurial skills of emerging talent.

Palo Alto, CA

Guest Lectures

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Boundaries of Humanity: Human-centred AI & Beyond

Dr. Ronjon Nag shares about the Boundaries of Humanity project, looking at what it means to be human, and what biological, social, and cultural qualities and capacities define the human species.

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The Process of Investing with Dr. Ronjon Nag

Dr. Ronjon Nag joins Propel(x) on Episode 3 of their podcast to  discuss his investment process, what has made him successful as an investor, the pitfalls – the high points and the low points.

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From Inventor to Invested Investor

Ronjon joins The Invested Investor in a two part series to discuss his start up work in speech recognition, transition into angel investing, and how he is a firm believer in serendipity.

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Histories of AI: Ancient Greek Myths and the Last AI Boom

Dr. Ronjon Nag joins Dr. Adrienne Mayor as a guest on the Element AI podcast to reflect on the history of AI through his own experience as an entrepreneur and subsequently an investor. (S2 Ep 6)

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How AI Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Dr. Ronjon Nag joins NBC Bay Area’s Terry McSweeney to share about how AI can be used to battle the COVID19 pandemic. 

AI and Engineering for Healthcare Crises: Rapid Response Strategies for Covid-19

Dr. Ronjon Nag joins Institution of Engineering and Technology May 6th, 7.30am PST, 3.30pm UK time to discuss AI, engineering and the COVID19 pandemic. 

Academic Engagements

Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning, Human-Centered AI, and Beyond (Stanford University)

Through pre-built hands-on exercises, we will work through current AI platforms. By the end of the course, students will understand how AI techniques work. 


January 13 – March 10, 2020

COVID19 Analysis

Real-time Analysis of COVID19

R42 Institute, in collaboration with Aikora Health, provides an in-depth look at COVID19 cases in the Northern California region, specifically the Bay Area. 


Recent Scholarly Articles

Measuring Algorithmic Bias: How a Confusion Matrix Behaves Under Distributions of Prediction Scores

Eric Saund – Medium (3/28/20)

How to Be a Robot Psychologist

Eric Saund – Medium (12/21/19)

The Energy Physics of the Pistol Shrimp

Ronjon Nag – Stanford University (12/11/17)

Changing the Reflectivity of Clouds to Reduce Global Warming

Ronjon Nag – Stanford University (11/13/17)