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From ChatGPT to Deepfakes, barely a day goes by without a new story on the disruption AI and Machine Learning is bringing to all aspects of our lives – the possibilities appear endless. Dr Danny Lange has inhabited this world throughout his career from the early days in Silicon Valley with legendary General Magic Inc. and General Motors to Amazon Machine Learning and Uber.
Danny is now SVP AI & Machine Learning at Unity Tech, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content where he leads efforts to advance the capabilities of AI through scalable game simulations. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created.
In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded, on average, five billion times per month in 2021.
Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber where he led an effort to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support all parts of Uber’s business from the Uber App to self-driving cars.
Previously, Danny was the General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning – an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Cloud Service – and Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data.
Danny spent eight years on Speech Recognition Systems, first as CTO at legendary General Magic Inc, then through his work on General Motors OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri, and as co-founder of his own company, Vocomo Software.
Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark.