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.
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, and many others. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, O'Reilly's early stage venture firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online, PeerJ, Code for America, and Maker Media, which was recently spun out from O'Reilly Media. Maker Media's Maker Faire has been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution.
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.
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.
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.
Tim O’Reilly explains why we can’t just use technology to replace people; we must use it to augment them so they can do things that were previously impossible.
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.
Alexa shows what’s possible when conversational interfaces just work.
The British have a way of turning their backs on their greatest innovations.
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.
Exploring the rise of conversational interfaces, how AI will change the way programmers create software, and open source tools for AI and machine learning.
A conversation about Universal Basic Income with John Maynard Keynes and Paul Buchheit.
Announcing the second annual Next:Economy Summit.
Introducing the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference.
OSCON is where independent developers and enterprise users find the knowledge and inspiration to work on things that matter.
We have to stop telling ourselves that we are forced by the market to outsource jobs—we have a choice.
Tim O'Reilly and Mike Bracken explore the relationship between effective design and government service.
How do you think about the future as a designer? Tim O'Reilly and Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell explore that question and more in this conversation.
How to spot a Next:Economy company.
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.
Exploring the economic shift led by software and connectedness.
There’s another kind of unicorn: The breakthrough, once remarkable, that becomes taken for granted
Should algorithmic pricing be the norm rather than the exception?
Retailers face another existential threat.
Managers and workers benefit when both have access to data and control.
A look at the economic shift led by software and connectedness.
What do on-demand services, AI, and the $15 minimum wage movement have in common?
From Solid Conference 2015: O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly talks to Megan Smith, CTO, United States Government.
A conversation with Cory Doctorow and Tim O'Reilly.
O’Reilly’s new beta site puts the focus on learning and ideas.
Explore how data analysis will help us structure the business of health care more effectively around outcomes, and personalize medicine for each specific patient.
The network, new data capabilities, and mobile devices rich in sensors have created fresh and unconventional possibilities to rethink workflows and processes in the real world.
Truly disruptive services don’t just digitize the familiar. They do away with it.
The failure of healthcare.gov was a textbook DevOps (or rather, lack of DevOps) case study. But it’s part of a wider pattern that reminds us that people should be at the heart of everything we build. In fact, getting the “people” part right is the key both to DevOps and great user experience design.
The IoT requires thinking about how humans and things cooperate differently when things get smarter.
A candid post about some of the things that kept me, my employees, and our company from achieving our full potential.
When you put your clothes in the dryer, the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on the line, they disappear from the measured economy
On 10/30/11 let's remember the contributions of computing pioneer Dennis Ritchie.
Seven lessons from Tim O’Reilly’s experience as an author and publisher.