Mike Loukides

Mike Loukides

Mike Loukides is Vice President of Content Strategy for O'Reilly Media, Inc. He's edited many highly regarded books on technical subjects that don't involve Windows programming. He's particularly interested in programming languages, Unix and what passes for Unix these days, and system and network administration. Mike is the author of System Performance Tuning and a coauthor of Unix Power Tools. Most recently, he's been fooling around with data and data analysis, languages like R, Mathematica, and Octave, and thinking about how to make books social. Mike can be reached on Twitter @mikeloukides and on LinkedIn.


Posts by Mike Loukides

Lady Justice

Doing good data science

Data scientists, data engineers, AI and ML developers, and other data professionals need to live ethical values, not just talk about them.

Robot love

AI's desire

It’s easy to imagine an AI winning a game of Go, but can you imagine an AI wanting to play a game of Go?

Stone wall

It's time to rebuild the web

The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.

Image from "Nostrums and quackery," from "The Journal of the American Medical Association," 1914

Do no harm

In the software world, we’re often ignorant of the harms we do because we don’t understand what we’re working with.