Daniel Faggella

Daniel Faggella is the founder and CEO at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and many global enterprises, Daniel is a sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders.

Articles by Daniel

30 articles

How Robots Learn – and Interview with Jürgen Schmidhuber

This week, we speak with arguably one of the best-known folks in the domain of neural networks: Jurgen Schmidhuber. He’s working on a lot of different applications now in heavy industry, self-driving cars, and other spaces. We talk to him about the future of manufacturing and more broadly, how machines and robots learn. Schmidhuber uses […]

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Predicting the ROI of AI – Pitfalls to AI Adoption in the Enterprise (Part 3 of 3)

In the final installment of the “Pitfalls to AI Adoption” series, we talk about predicting the ROI of AI. There are a lot of misconceptions running rampant around the ability to gauge the return on investment of artificial intelligence. In this article, we talk about what can and can’t be done when it comes to […]

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Ensuring a Positive Posthuman Transition - Perspectives from Jaan Tallin

Ensuring a Positive Posthuman Transition – Perspectives from Jaan Tallinn

The AI In Industry podcast is often conducted over Skype, and this week’s guest happens to be one of its early developers. Jaan Tallinn is recognized as one of the technical leads behind Skype as a platform. I met Jaan while we were both doing round table sessions at the World Government Summit, and in […]

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AI Integration Challenges - Pitfalls to AI Adoption

AI Integration Challenges – Pitfalls to AI Adoption in the Enterprise (Part 2 of 3)

In this second installment of the “Pitfalls to AI Adoption in the Enterprise” series, we’re going to talk about underestimating the integration needs of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In our first article in this series covered Pitfall #1: Avoiding AI Novelty. This second installment covers what many of our PhD podcast guests consider to […]

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How Business Leaders Should Think About AI Hardware

How Business Leaders Should Think About AI Hardware

In this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, we speak with Marshall Choy, VP of Product at SambaNova, an AI hardware firm based in the Bay Area. SambaNova was founded by a number of Oracle and Sun Micro Systems alumni. We speak with Choy on two fundamental questions: How will business models fundamentally change […]

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Avoid AI Novelty – Pitfalls to AI Adoption in the Enterprise (Part 1 of 3)

What’s harder than training an algorithm to detect images or automate a process? Collecting and cleaning the data in the first place. And what’s even harder than that? Integrating AI systems into old technology, old processes, and old skillsets that exist in most enterprises and midsize businesses today. This sort of cultural shift is arguably […]

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Training Self-Driving Cars in Simulations - The Future of Automotive

Training Self-Driving Cars in Simulations – The Future of Automotive

Danny Lange heads up the AI efforts at Unity, one of the better-known firms in terms of simulations and computer graphics. They work in several different industries, but this week we speak mostly about automotive. This is a man that has been in the AI game since before it was cool, and now he is […]

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Speech Recognition and Transcription in Law and Legal

AI for Speech Recognition and Transcription in Law and Legal

Have you ever been frustrated with how Alexa or Siri don’t always understand your verbal requests? If so, then you already understand the problem that our guest this struggles with. He’s Tom Livne, co-founder and CEO of Verbit.ai. Verbit is a company that focuses on AI for transcription, specifically for the law and legal space. […]

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How to Discover the AI Initiatives of Fortune 500 Companies

How to Discover the AI Initiatives of Fortune 500 Companies

There is always a fascination with what the biggest and most powerful companies in any given sector are doing. If you look in the world of eCommerce, everybody is ultimately referencing Amazon. In the world of banking, firms like JP Morgan are referred to and everyone’s interested in their newest hires in terms of the […]

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Why Executives Should Keep Up with AI Trends in Business

Why Executives Should Keep Up with AI Trends in Business

I hope that by the end of this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, you’ll not only be able to hire better data scientists who will be a fit for your business problems and build better data science teams, but also pick the AI applications and use cases that you should bring into your […]

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