VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies
Danny is VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies. Formerly, Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber where he led an effort to build its Machine Learning platform. Previously, Danny was the General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning – an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Service. Prior to Amazon, Danny was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Earlier, he was a Software Architect in Bing responsible for Mobile Search.
Danny spent 8 years on Speech Recognition Systems: First as CTO of General Magic, Inc., 1997 to 2001, he built the architecture for its voice response service. Through his work on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, Danny provided the foundation for the development of one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until the arrival of Siri. Then as co-founder of Vocomo – 2001 to 2005 – he built Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems. Vocomo’s VoiceXML technology was licensed by Google in 2005.
Prior to joining General Magic, Dr. Lange was Visiting Scientist at IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, 1993 to 1997, where he is known for his invention of the Java Aglet, a lightweight mobile agent for the Java programming environment. In addition to his software agent work, he has also made significant contributions in the areas of hypertext technology, object-oriented database modeling, and Design Pattern visualization techniques.