Breaking up Facebook won't solve the disinformation or privacy problems. It might well make it harder for Facebook to work on those problems.
Our entire economy seems to have forgotten that workers are also consumers, and suppliers are also customers.
Technological change often happens gradually, then suddenly. Tim O'Reilly explores the areas poised for sudden shifts.
The World Economic Forum’s 2018 jobs report limits research to a narrow range of the workforce.
The economy we want to build must recognize increasing the value to and for humans as the goal.
Tim O'Reilly reflects on the stories from 2017 that played out after he finished writing his new book.
The biggest challenges for companies trying to reinvent themselves come from an inability to imagine a different way of doing things.
We have to change the incentives that encourage companies to choose boosting their stock price over investing in people and the real economy.
The problem of fake news and bad sites trying to game the system is an industry-wide problem — companies should share data and best practices in the effort to combat it.
If we let machines put us out of work, it will be because of a failure of imagination and a lack of will to make a better future. (Full text, video, and slides from Tim O'Reilly's talk at the White House Frontiers Conference.)
Matt Jorgensen offers a look at Josephine, a platform that connects consumers with home cooks.
Joshua Browder has been working to replace exploitative lawyers—mainly the ones charging hundreds of dollars for copying and pasting documents—with chatbots.
IBM's Watson is helping doctors, insurance companies, accountants, lawyers, and others. David Kenny discusses how in each of these cases, Watson acts as an assistant rather than an opponent.
Google DeepMind's deep learning approach produces surprising results, demonstrating not just vast recall or the ability to compute faster than any human, but what many people would consider real creativity.
Paul English’s vision of pairing AI and human expertise has much to teach us about how to do business in the future.
Jessica Lessin outlines the business model behind The Information and explains why she wants to build a business that lasts.
The story behind John Basset III's family furniture company proves the destruction of good jobs is not inevitable.
Bryce Roberts explores Indie.vc-style startups and why they might be more important to the economy than traditional Silicon Valley startups.
Rana Foroohar, author of Makers and Takers, discusses the repercussions of short-term incentive structures.
At Next:Economy 2016, business leaders, policy makers, and technologists charted a course from the economy we experience today to an economy that brings prosperity to all.
Natalie Foster of the Aspen Institute hosts a conversation with Andy Stern, author of Raising the Floor, and Elizabeth Rhodes, who is heading up Y Combinator’s new universal basic income experiments.
Jack Conte, musician and co-founder of Patreon, talks about crowdsourced patronage and how it's providing steady income for creative professionals.
New Relic president Hilarie Koplow-McAdams talks about data-driven business and why data is a team sport.
James Nord of Fohr Card shows us how the reputation gained through social media gets traded or converted into cash.
Douglas Rushkoff outlines a way forward to a local, circular economy, where money stays in a community and helps us build a more human-centered society.
Jeff Huber, CEO of Grail, explains why investors are betting that genomics and computation will create whole new industries.
Honor is using modern technology to solve a real, vexing problem for those whose loved ones need special care.
Keller Rinaudo's company, Zipline, is using on-demand technology and drones to deliver medical supplies to areas with poor infrastructure and transportation.
Since he was tapped as IBM’s CIO in 2014, Jeff Smith has been playing a second key role: transforming IBM’s software development culture to one that mirrors the Agile approach that characterizes today’s Silicon Valley startups.
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on what LinkedIn tells us about how we can better match supply and demand in key skills.
Tim O’Reilly, Reid Hoffman, and James Manyika discuss the struggles of forecasting the 21st-century economy.
Liquid marketplaces are a big part of the future of work, and Thumbtack founder and CEO Marco Zappacosta has gone after an often invisible sector that is essential to the functioning of modern society.
Graphs and maps from Max Roser’s Our World in Data have become a fixture on social media and in thoughtful conversations around the world. Roser reminds us that if we play our cards right, the future is still bright.
Tim O’Reilly, Laura Baldwin, and Jake Schwartz discuss advances in just-in-time corporate education and how companies and their staffs can keep up with the pace of change.
Sara Holoubek's Human Company Manifesto is one of the seminal documents of the Next Economy. She outlines its tenets in this talk.
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs building bot companies demonstrate their bots and show you how you can use them to empower your staff.
Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke talks about his motivations in creating the Pokémon GO app and what it teaches us about the future of entertainment.
It's time to recognize that it's not government versus the market—government and our market system are the ultimate public-private partnership.
The success of the Amazon Echo’s speech interface shows there's an opportunity for someone to build a completely new mobile operating system.
Algorithms shape choice not just for consumers but for businesses.
Artificial intelligence isn't just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers. In this video, a compilation of clips from the O'Reilly Next:Economy Summit 2015, Tim O'Reilly talks with AI leaders who see an essential role for humans in the AI-enabled world.
Tim O'Reilly sits down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for a frank discussion about his vision for Microsoft and how that vision is playing out.
Alexa shows what’s possible when conversational interfaces just work.
The British have a way of turning their backs on their greatest innovations.
Jeff Immelt on GE’s investments in big data, brilliant factories, and the industrial Internet, and the role of humans in the industrial economy of the 21st century.
Our current economic rules encourage the allocation of gains to consumers and financial shareholders, and the losses to workers and taxpayers. It doesn’t have to be that way.
If we let machines put us out of work, it will be because of a failure of imagination and the will to make a better future.
A conversation about Universal Basic Income with John Maynard Keynes and Paul Buchheit.
Announcing the second annual Next:Economy Summit.
A survey of the bot landscape and the opportunities it affords the Next:Economy.
We have to stop telling ourselves that we are forced by the market to outsource jobs—we have a choice.
The "sharing economy" has nothing at all to do with sharing.
How to spot a Next:Economy company.
Speakers at the Next:Economy Summit explored the future of business and work. Check out highlights from the second day of the event.
The Next:Economy Summit was packed with explorations of “What’s the future of business and work?” Take a look at this short compilation of some of our favorite moments from the first day.
A conversation with Erik Brynjolfsson & Jon Bruner
Albert Wenger on the reorganization of the economy through networks.
Sports show us the impact a superstar can have on the success of a team. But it's the team with the most superstars that wins.
Our fears of automation aren’t due to problems of artificial intelligence, but of human intelligence.
Emerging resources for the on-demand workforce.