Dr. Daniela Braga is founder and CEO of DefinedCrowd, one of the fastest growing scale-ups in the AI space. With two decades of experience across research, industry and entrepreneurship, and a hybrid background that spans from linguistics to engineering to AI, Dr. Braga is a citizen of the world and one the world leaders of Crowdsourcing adoption in large enterprises.
Previously at Microsoft, Dr. Braga worked across all stacks of Speech Technology and shipped 26 languages for Exchange 14, 10 TTS voices in Windows 8 and was involved in Cortana. At Voicebox Technologies, created the Data Science team and shipped voice enabled products for clients like Samsung and Toyota, introduced Crowdsourcing for big data solutions and re-structured the Engineering infrastructure around data collection, processing, ingestion, instrumentation and discoverability. Dr. Braga is oftentimes guest lecturer in the University of Washington, USA, is the author of more than 90 scientific papers and several patents.
At DefinedCrowd, Dr. Braga has raised more than $63 million USD, and is the woman founder who raised the largest Series B in an AI company in US. Always looking for the next challenge and to get out of her comfort zone, Dr. Braga has led her company to outstanding achievements in just five years.
Dr. Braga was appointed by the by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation as a Member of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force.
We aim to humanize technology by teaching the machines that control our lives human language. When we speak to machines and they understand and respond, machines meet us on our terms and conform to human rules instead of vice-versa. Humans before technology.11 June 2021