Dan Faggella

Dan Faggella

Dan after a presentation at TEDx Springfield.

Dan Faggella is founder of Emerj (previously TechEmergence), and is best know for being an unbiased voice covering the applications and implications or artificial intelligence in industry and society.

Tens of thousands of businesspeople tune in weekly to hear Dan’s interviews with top AI executives and researchers in Emerj’s “AI in Industry Podcast.”

Dan has given presentations on AI and emerging technologies at TEDx, Columbia University’s Reid Hall in Paris, Stanford University Business School, Yale’s Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center, MIT, Cornell, and more…). His written for an been featured in many of the world’s best-known technology and business publications, including the Boston Business Journal, TechCrunch, The World Future Society, Pew Research Center, Xconomy, and many more.

At the end of 2012, finishing a Master’s degree in cognitive science of UPENN, Dan became convinced that further developments in intelligence and sentience would come not merely from new models of thinking about the mind, but from artificial intelligence and neuroscience. He has since dedicated his life to guiding the developments of technology and policy that may well guide life beyond humanity.

The business model of Emerj (including the decision to make our AI market research freely available) has been built around the company’s moral purpose: Proliferating a well-intended, interdisciplinary conversation around the future of technology and intelligence.

Rather than raise institutional funds at an early stage, Dan initially funded Emerj with exits of his last two businesses (including his last 7-figure eCommerce business, Science of Skill).

While studying for his Master’s degree at UPENN, Daniel received a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He won gold in nearly a dozen national and international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions, including the No Gi Pan American games in 2011. He is best known for defeating larger opponents, including his 12-second victory over 220-pound UFC fighter Pat Walsh.

Originally from Wakefield, Rhode Island, Dan now lives in San Francisco.

Twitter: @danfaggella

LinkedIn: @danfaggella

Email: dan [at] emerj.com