Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica is the former Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media, and the former Program Chair of: the Strata Data Conference, the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, and TensorFlow World. Ben is also an advisor to a few exciting startups and organizations: Databricks, Alluxio, Matroid, Anodot, Determined AI,, , Graphistry, Yakit, and The Center for Data Intensive Science + Open Commons Consortium (University of Chicago). He is the host and organizer of podcast.


A world of deepfakes

November 7, 2019

We need to remember that creating fakes is an application, not a tool—and that malicious applications are not the whole story.

Tools for machine learning development

July 3, 2019

The O'Reilly Data Show: Ben Lorica chats with Jeff Meyerson of Software Engineering Daily about data engineering, data architecture and infrastructure, and machine learning.

Overcoming barriers to AI adoption

January 16, 2019

The program for our Artificial Intelligence Conference in New York City will showcase tools, best practices, and use cases from companies leading the way in AI adoption.

9 AI trends on our radar

January 15, 2019

How new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will shape AI.

Unlocking innovation in AI

September 6, 2018

Ben Lorica and Roger Chen provide a glimpse into tools and trends poised to accelerate AI innovation.

How companies can get started with AI

July 30, 2018

The program for our Artificial Intelligence Conference in London is structured to help companies that are still very much in the early stages of AI adoption.

Building a stronger data ecosystem

May 23, 2018

Ben Lorica looks at the problems we’re facing as we collect and store data, particularly when our machine learning models require huge amounts of labeled data.

Bringing AI into the enterprise

January 4, 2018

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Kris Hammond on business applications of AI technologies and educating future AI specialists.

What lies ahead for data

January 2, 2018

How new developments in algorithms, machine learning, analytics, infrastructure, data ethics, and culture will shape the data world.

The state of AI adoption

September 19, 2017

AI Conference chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen reveal the current AI trends they've observed in industry.

Scaling machine learning

April 20, 2017

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Reza Zadeh on deep learning, hardware/software interfaces, and why computer vision is so exciting.

Deep learning for Apache Spark

February 9, 2017

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Jason Dai on BigDL, a library for deep learning on existing data frameworks.

7 AI trends to watch in 2017

January 3, 2017

From tools, to research, to ethics, Ben Lorica looks at what’s in store for artificial intelligence in 2017.

Understanding predictive analytics

October 13, 2016

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Natalino Busa on developments in feature engineering and predictive techniques across industries.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

June 29, 2016

Mike Loukides and Ben Lorica examine factors that have made AI a hot topic in recent years, today's successful AI systems, and where AI may be headed.

6 reasons why I like KeystoneML

July 16, 2015

The O'Reilly Data Show Podcast: Ben Recht on optimization, compressed sensing, and large-scale machine learning pipelines.

Topic models: Past, present, and future

February 26, 2015

David Blei, co-creator of one of the most popular tools in text mining and machine learning, discusses the origins and applications of topic models.

Big data’s big ideas

October 28, 2014

From cognitive augmentation to artificial intelligence, here's a look at the major forces shaping the data world.


Put machine learning to work in the real world

January 17, 2018

The sessions and training courses at Strata Data San Jose 2018 will focus on practical use cases of machine learning for data scientists, engineers, managers, and executives.

The evolution of GraphLab

January 28, 2015

The O'Reilly Data Show Podcast: Carlos Guestrin on the early days of GraphLab and the evolution of GraphLab Create.

Building Apache Kafka from scratch

December 3, 2014

In this episode of the O'Reilly Data Show Podcast, Jay Kreps talks about data integration, event data, and the Internet of Things.

Scaling up data frames

August 7, 2014

New frameworks for interactive business analysis and advanced analytics fuel the rise in tabular data objects.