Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

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.


Posts by Tim O'Reilly

Detail, Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera, at the DIA
AI

Our Skynet moment

Tim O'Reilly says the algorithms that shape our economy must be rewritten if we want to create a more human-centered future.

"Science & Invention," by John Augustus Walker, 1935; photographed by Carol M. Highsmith.
AI

Using AI to create new jobs

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.

The first prototype de Havilland DH106 Comet at Hatfield, 1949.

Media in the age of algorithms

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.

Treetops

Creating a culture of learning

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.

Tim O'Reilly's Alexa, his Nexus 6P, and his kettle. It's his kitchen's attack on the cell phone OS.

What should Alexa do?

The success of the Amazon Echo’s speech interface shows there's an opportunity for someone to build a completely new mobile operating system.

Photograph of mural "Transportation of the Mail," by Alfredo de Giorgio Crimi, 1937.
AI

Why we'll never run out of jobs

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.

A worker looking at a machine

Tim O'Reilly: How smart managers should use artificial intelligence

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.