Meet

Angelo

Dalli.

AI Expert | Investor | Entrepreneur | Athlete

 

ANGELO.

EARLY LIFE

Dalli was born in Malta and grew up in the town of Birżebbuġa. Dalli was educated at the Archbishop's Seminary, Malta and represented Malta in the Young European Environmental Research contest held in Cologne in 1994. Dalli represented Malta in the International Olympiad in Informatics held in Eindhoven in 1995, where he won a bronze medal. Dalli started selling computer software as a teenager, and worked for the International Data Group as a freelance contributor for PC World.

ACADEMIC WORK

After graduating from the University of Malta, Dalli spent time lecturing on artificial intelligence and natural language processing before reading for his PhD at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Yorick Wilks. Dalli has published over 20 peer reviewed papers in the artificial intelligence and natural language processing fields, including one of the earliest methods on timestamp extraction from documents that is now commonly used in most email applications. Angelo has also contributed to the encoding of European languages in Unicode, in particular for the Common Locale Data Repository. In the field of Bioinformatics Dalli has found a particularly useful integer sequence which efficiently computes all alignments of strings of length 3 together with other generalisations for applications in natural language and sequence alignment. Dalli has led the Maltese national informatics team in the International Olympiad in Informatics at IOI 2002 in Seoul, South Korea and IOI 2004 in Athens, Greece

INVESTOR

Angelo is an angel investor active in the high-tech startup scene and a member of. Angelo has been encouraging Maltese startups via various public events including the Zest and Budding Rockstars conferences. Angelo has had a number of successful exits in transport and gaming

 

ARTIFICIAL

INTELLIGENCE

AI

 

Transport

AI

 

Art

AI

 

Gaming

Angelo had led the introduction of different machine learning techniques in intelligent transport systems (ITS), including parking, controlled vehicle access zones and dynamic traffic interchange control. His transport solutions company, Traffiko, created ITS solutions in Europe, Australia and the Middle East, and was eventually sold to Q-Free in Norway in 2015

Angelo has been collaborating with the Maltese artist Mark Mallia via his AI company Umnai to teach AI about creativity. The results of this collobaration is the Uma AI entity, short for Universal Machine Artist. Uma has been taught how to paint by Mark Mallia, and is creating original artwork using a modified Generative adversarial network that has a third component, the human artist, to produce different learning results than a standard GAN. The underlying discriminator in Uma started from an anti-fraud detection system. The first two artworks generated by Uma were auctioned in October and November 2018 respectively, with all proceeds donated to charity and good causes

Angelo is a well known speaker in the online gambling industry. Angelo setup on of the first companies that applied artificial intelligence in the online gambling industry, called Bit8 (now part of Intralot), with the most notable work being on algorithms that estimate and maximise player lifetime value and personalised bonusing systems. These techniques have since been widely adopted by the online gambling industry Intralot subsequently bought Bit8 in 2017

Explainable A.I

COMING

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CONFERENCES

CONFERENCES

CC Forum

30/10/19 - 31/10/19 

Presenting a keynote on AI and the future of society at the CC Forum in London

SIGMA

27/11/19 - 29/11/19 

Presenting a keynote on the future of AI in entertainment

Malta Blockchain & AI Summit

07/11/19 - 08/11/19

Malta's National Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence summit

Slush

21/11/19 - 22/11/19 

Participating in Slush, the top investment and startup conference in Europe

 

VIDEOS

 

PUBLICATIONS

Click below to see a list of Angelo's Publications

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Creative AI Blogs

"Ethical AI Principles — AI the right way"

"AI and Blockchain — Intersection of Hype or Reality?"

"Art vs. Artificial"

"Creativity Evolved: the rise of AI Artwork"

 

Athlete Life

Member of 

 
 

PRESS

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Press Photo & Short Bio 

Angelo Dalli is a serial entrepreneur with involvement in a number of companies in the Technology, Entertainment and Gaming industries. Since the late nineties he has distinguished himself for his ability to combine deep technical ability (he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science) with commercial acumen. Through his innovative disposition, ability to build and lead teams, he has secured over 21 investments into his ideas from EU funds, Private Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists, propelling his companies into the international domain. Angelo is a fully accredited member of EBAN, the European Business Angel Network. Angelo is also invested in the London based Seedrs, the leading European crowdfunding site with over 280 investments, and is regulated by the UK FCA.

 

 

Angelo has been involved in four IPOs, one on NASDAQ in the US, two on NASDAQ OMX in Sweden, and the Oslo Borse with a total market capitalization totaling over €500 Million. In his role in Research & Development, he has authored over 23 conference papers in Europe and the US focusing on the application of AI, Natural Language Processing and Search Engine technology to a number of industry verticals and domains. Angelo has also represented Malta in various international events and one of his first international achievements was to win a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995.

Angelo’s profile is a realization of the mantra he works by ‘To create scaleable, repeatable technology businesses that lead by innovation’.

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