I'm Emmanuel

I'm a London-based computer scientist and author. I wrote the book Smart Until It's Dumb: Why artificial intelligence keeps making epic mistakes (and why the AI bubble will burst).

My story

My background is in computer science. I studied software engineering in Argentina and then did a PhD at Inria, the French national IT research lab. Afterward, I worked as a data scientist in the travel sector (and wrote algorithms you've most likely used yourself a few times). Since then, I've been working independently as a software engineer and data scientist. I wrote a book and blog articles exposing an unflatteting side of the tech industry. 

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Smart Until It's Dumb

Smart Until It’s Dumb cuts through the hype, revealing the deceptively simple mechanisms behind AI’s impressive results—and its spectacular blunders.


Freelance software engineering

As a freelance software engineer, I've helped start-ups launch greenfield products in record time. I've also helped large companies build sophisticated software generating tens of millions in revenue.

Optimization, data science and machine learning consulting

I help companies find optimal solutions to problems by using data science, machine learning and mathematical optimization. 

Training and mentoring

I run an online academy where I help students advance their tech careers. My flagship course, Machine Learning for Aspiring Data Scientists, has had nearly 1,000 students on Udemy. Check it out!