Jon Bruner

Jon Bruner

Jon Bruner is a journalist and programmer who runs the Digital Factory program at Formlabs, a company that builds professional-grade 3D printers. Before joining Formlabs, he oversaw O'Reilly's publications on data, artificial intelligence, hardware, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, and electronics, and was program chair, along with Joi Ito, of the O'Reilly Solid conference, focused on the intersection between software and the physical world.

He was previously data editor at Forbes Magazine, where he combined writing and programming to approach a broad variety of subjects, from the operation of the Columbia River's dams to migration within the United States. He studied mathematics and economics at the University of Chicago and lives in San Francisco, where he can occasionally be found at the console of a pipe organ.


2016 Bots year in review

December 29, 2016

The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: Recapping a revolutionary year in AI and bots, and looking ahead to 2017.

Real AI products arrive

October 6, 2016

The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: Hilary Mason, Jimi Smoot, and Roger Chen on what AI means now.

What is the Internet of Things?

January 15, 2015

How the IoT is revolutionizing not just consumer goods and gadgets, but manufacturing, design, engineering, medicine, government, business models, and the way we live our lives.


Making AI transparent

June 1, 2017

The O'Reilly Podcast: Andy Hickl on sources of bias in artificial intelligence—and how to address them.

Bots: What you need to know

February 21, 2017

Bots are made possible by recent advances in artificial intelligence, user interface, and communication.

Bot thots

July 18, 2016

The world of conversational interfaces is very young. Here are some early questions that it’s working out.

Microsoft’s generational reset

December 10, 2015

The next cohort of developers never experienced Microsoft’s frustrating years; they’re ready for good years ahead.

Tweets loud and quiet

December 17, 2013

Twitter’s long, long, long tail suggests the service is less democratic than it seems.