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.

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What It Looks Like to Be Ready for AI Adoption in the Enterprise

What It Looks Like to Be Ready for AI Adoption in the Enterprise

Episode Summary: Whether we’re talking about customer service, marketing, or building developer teams, what we try to do on our AI in Industry podcast is bring to bear lessons that are transferable. There are few more transferrable ideas than what makes a company ready to adopt AI. When it comes to the willingness and the ability […]

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"Psuedo-AI" and When It's Okay for Humans to be Behind the AI

Pseudo-AI – When “AI” is Really a Human, but That Might be Okay

One of the biggest problems facing business executives when it comes to adopting AI is determining whether a company is truly leveraging AI or simply using the term as a marketing strategy. We have discussed rules of thumb for assessing the authenticity of AI companies in previous articles based on insights derived from hundreds of […]

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Will Robots Take Your Job? Don't Trust Startups and Enterprises to Tell You

Will Robots Take Your Job? Don’t Trust Startups and Enterprises to Tell You

Something that dawned on me very early on in reading biography and history is that incentives rule the world, that company’s, nations, individuals ultimately do things primarily for their own self-interest. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but it’s important to bear it in mind. Business is no different. Artificial intelligence is no different. […]

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What Sectors and Applications Will Require New Artificial Intelligence Hardware?

What Sectors and Applications Will Require New Artificial Intelligence Hardware?

Episode Summary: Some businesses are going to require a sea change in the way that their computation works and the kinds of computing power that they’re leveraging to do what they need to do with artificial intelligence. Others might not need an upgrade in hardware in the near term to do what they want to […]

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The AI Advantage of the Tech Giants: Amazon, Facebook, and Google

The AI Advantage of the Tech Giants: Amazon, Facebook, and Google

If one tunes into social media, it’s easy to be convinced that every AI startup is making a lot of money, making a big difference in the companies that they’re working with, and driving real revenue. However, as we’ve mentioned many times here at Emerj, most AI applications are really in pilot mode. There’s nothing […]

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Setting Up Retail Stores for Machine Learning – Cameras, Microphones, and More

Episode Summary: We speak this week with Aneesh Reddy, cofounder and CEO of Capillary Technologies, which focuses on machine vision applications in the retail environment. How do we instrument a physical retail space so that, with cameras, we can pick up on the same kind of metrics that eCommerce stores can? Retail stores, as Reddy […]

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Fake "AI Experts" on LinkedIn - and How to Spot Them Quickly

Fake “AI Experts” on LinkedIn – and How to Spot Them Quickly

Finding the right people to do a job has always been a problem, especially when it requires a high level of expertise. Hiring professionals (84%) are relying more and more on social media to find the right talent, and B2B executives often look to LinkedIn for leads when it comes to finding the right companies to provide […]

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How to Use AI to Hire and Recruit Talent

How to Use AI to Hire and Recruit Talent

Episode Summary: In this episode of AI In Industry, we interview Nick Possley, the CTO of a company called AllyO, based in the San Francisco Bay area. We speak with Nick about where artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a role in recruiting today and how picking the right candidates from a pool is […]

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Where Can Artificial Intelligence be Used in Business? - An Executive Guide

Where Can Artificial Intelligence be Used in Business? – An Executive Guide

Most of the time when we have requests for speaking engagements here at Emerj (formerly TechEmergence), they’re from business leaders. At the time this article was published, I just came back from a presentation at National Defense University in Washington DC. Presenting there was unique in many regards. Obviously, the use cases for tanks and […]

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Applying AI in Business - The Critical Role of Subject-Matter Experts

Applying AI in Business – The Critical Role of Subject-Matter Experts

We have discussed the importance of having the right talent in place when it comes to AI adoption in enterprise quite thoroughly here at Emerj. The scarcity of data science talent and its price point are one of the main reasons small businesses are not likely to adopt AI successfully at this time. That said, […]

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