Breaking up Facebook won't solve the disinformation or privacy problems. It might well make it harder for Facebook to work on those problems.
Tim O’Reilly has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. If you’ve heard the term “open source software” or “web 2.0” or “the Maker movement” or “government as a platform” or “the WTF economy,” he’s had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O’Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. His book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, was released by Harper Collins in October 2017.
Our entire economy seems to have forgotten that workers are also consumers, and suppliers are also customers.
The internet itself is a changing context—we’re right to worry about data flows, but we also have to worry about the context changing even when data doesn’t flow.
Mapping the complex forces that are reshaping organizations and changing the employee/employer relationship.
Technological change often happens gradually, then suddenly. Tim O'Reilly explores the areas poised for sudden shifts.
The economy we want to build must recognize increasing the value to and for humans as the goal.
Tim O'Reilly and Kai-Fu Lee discuss differences in how China and the U.S. approach AI and why AI might give humanity larger purpose.
Tim O'Reilly looks at how we can extend the values and practices of open source in the age of AI, big data, and cloud computing.
Tim O'Reilly reflects on the stories from 2017 that played out after he finished writing his new book.
Tim O'Reilly says entrepreneurs need to set their sights on how we can use big data, sensors, and AI to create amazing human experiences and the economy of the future.
Tim O'Reilly says the algorithms that shape our economy must be rewritten if we want to create a more human-centered future.
Tim O’Reilly delves into past technological transitions, speculates on the possibilities of AI, and looks at what's keeping us from making the right choices to govern our creations.
Many successful businesses have played by an entirely different set of rules.
The biggest challenges for companies trying to reinvent themselves come from an inability to imagine a different way of doing things.
How I traced the falsity of one internet meme, and what that teaches us about how an algorithm might do it.
It isn’t just Facebook that has a fake news problem, and it isn’t just Donald Trump and kids in Macedonia who are using social media to send the news spinning wildly away from the truth.
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.)
Tim O’Reilly, Reid Hoffman, and James Manyika discuss the struggles of forecasting the 21st-century economy.