Paul founded Thought Machine in 2014 with the aim to bring modern software technology to banking. He felt something needed had to be done to improve the cumbersome banking systems. He came to the conclusion that they had to build a core banking platform from scratch and encourage customers to scrap their archaic technology. He is a serial entrepreneur, with expertise in speech, natural language and machine learning. Between 2010-2013, Paul led the text-to-speech team at Google, developing speech output technology for Google Now, driving directions in Google maps and accessibility. He joined Google upon the acquisition of Phonetic Arts, which he founded and was the CEO. Prior to that he was co-founder and CTO of Rhetorical Systems which was acquired by Nuance in 2004. He has been an academic at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, and was a director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research at the former.