Babak Hodjat is co-founder and the chief executive officer of Sentient and has extensive experience with AI. A serial entrepreneur, Babak has started numerous Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist. He is the primary inventor of Dejima's patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing - the technology behind Apple's Siri. Babak is a published scholar in various fields, including Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence. He has 31 granted or pending patents and holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, Japan.