Danny Lange

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Danny Lange
Danny-lange-2016.jpg
Lange in 2016
Born
Danny B. Lange

1962/1963 (age 56–57)[1]
Denmark
NationalityDanish
EducationTechnical University of Denmark (PhD)
Employer
Spouse(s)Eva Moe
ChildrenYina Moe-Lange
Websitedannylange.ai

Danny B. Lange is a Danish computer scientist who has worked on machine learning for IBM, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Uber, and Unity Technologies.

Early life and education[edit]

Lange was born in Denmark.[2] He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark.[3]

Career[edit]

During the 1990s, Lange worked at IBM Research – Tokyo, where he developed Aglets.[4][5] From 1997 to 2002, he served as chief technology officer of General Magic, where he led the development of the company's Java agent platform, called Odyssey.[4][6][7] He also led the design of General Motors' OnStar systems during the late 1990s.[8]

Lange founded the startup company Vocomo Software in Cupertino, California in 2001.[2][9] The company's VoiceXML technology and support staff were acquired by Voxeo in 2005.[9][10] In addition to IBM,[11] Lange has worked on machine learning for several companies, including Microsoft,[12] Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, and Uber.[1][13] He was principal architect at Microsoft's Startup Business Group, as of 2010.[12] During his nearly two years at AWS,[2] he managed the cloud computing provider's internal machine learning platform. He also lead the launch of the Amazon Machine Learning product in his role as general manager.[11][14][15]

Lange led Uber's machine learning team for more than a year,[16] serving in the role of Head of Machine Learning starting in 2015.[2] He managed developers in San Francisco and Seattle,[2][17] and also worked within the company's autonomous car division.[18] He has served as Unity Technologies' vice-president of artificial intelligence and machine learning since late 2016, where he leads all efforts connected to the company's activities in these areas.[18][19] In this role, he works on artificial intelligence and machine learning for augmented and virtual reality.[11][13]

In mid 2017, Lange joined the board of directors of the Danish visual effects company Spektral, which is developing machine learning-based chroma key technology. The company was acquired by Apple Inc. in 2018.[20][21] He has invested in the Danish startup company Corti, which developed artificial intelligence for detecting cardiac arrest, and is a limited partner in byFounders, a Nordic venture capital firm.[1][22]

Personal life[edit]

Lange is married to Eva Moe. Their daughter, Yina Moe-Lange, competed as an alpine skier in the 2010 Winter Olympics.[12][23] She was born in Tokyo in 1993. In addition to Japan, Lange and his family have lived in Silicon Valley and Sammamish, Washington.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Løck, Sten (30 April 2018). "Danish startup Corti uses AI to save people from cardiac arrest". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Richman, Dan (19 October 2016). "Q&A: Uber's machine learning chief says pattern-finding computing fuels ride-hailing giant". GeekWire. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Danny Lange". O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Applets with attitude". The Economist. 15 May 1997. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ McKay, Niall (16 September 1998). "Java Jumping Out of the Box?". Wired. Condé Nast. ISSN 1059-1028. OCLC 24479723. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ Sommers, Bret (1 March 1998). "Internet Showcase features distinguished Java products". JavaWorld. International Data Group. Archived from the original on 26 May 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ Festa, Paul (2 January 2002). ""Intelligent agent" technology staging a comeback". CNET. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ Captain, Sean (29 November 2017). "The AI Guru Behind Amazon, Uber, and Unity Explains What AI Really Is". Fast Company. ISSN 1085-9241. Archived from the original on 27 September 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b Faggella, Daniel (15 May 2017). "UBER's Head of Machine Learning Thinks You Might be Doing it Wrong". TechEmergence. Archived from the original on 3 November 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Voxeo Acquires Vocomo Customer Base and VoiceXML IVR Platform Technology". Speech Technology. Information Today. 1 October 2005. ISSN 1088-5803. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ a b c Marvin, Rob (18 July 2018). "How Unity Is Building its Future on AR, VR, and AI". PC Magazine. ISSN 0888-8507. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d Eaton, Nick (26 February 2010). "Microsoftie's daughter, 16, skis in Winter Olympics". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Communications. ISSN 0745-970X. OCLC 3734418. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b Matney, Lucas (7 December 2016). "Unity poaches Uber's machine learning head to tackle AI in AR/VR". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  14. ^ Carey, Scott (14 November 2016). "How Uber pre-packages machine learning algorithms for the whole organisation to use 'as a service'". Computerworld. ISSN 0010-4841. Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  15. ^ Friedman, Rebecca (9 September 2016). "Meet the Disrupt SF 2016 speakers and judges". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  16. ^ Bhuiyan, Johana (8 March 2017). "Uber's new head of its AI labs has stepped down from his role". Recode. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 23 August 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  17. ^ Reese, Hope (21 October 2016). "How data and machine learning are 'part of Uber's DNA'". TechRepublic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b Captain, Sean (20 March 2018). "Here's How to Avoid More Self-Driving Car Deaths, Says Uber's Former AI Chief". Fast Company. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  19. ^ Mercer, Christina (9 November 2017). "How machine learning will change society". TechWorld. International Data Group. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  20. ^ Mannes, John (8 June 2017). "Spektral raises $2.8 million for AI-powered green screen technology". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  21. ^ Lunden, Ingrid; Matney, Lucas (11 October 2018). "Apple confirms it has acquired Spektral, a Danish computer vision startup, for augmented reality technology". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  22. ^ Løck, Sten (1 May 2018). "This Danish startup uses AI and speech recognition to predict cardiac arrests over the phone". Business Insider. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  23. ^ Kagarise, Warren (17 February 2010). "A view from Vancouver". The Issaquah Press. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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