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The state of AI adoption

Ben Lorica (O'Reilly), Roger Chen (Computable)
9:20am–9:25am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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Enterprises are finding more use cases for artificial intelligence, driving a wave of algorithmic innovation, but the ripples from this impact are also influencing how data and computing technology stacks should be built for AI workloads. Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen kick off the O’Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco with an overview of the current trends they have observed in the industry.

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Ben Lorica


Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.

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Roger Chen


Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O‚ÄôReilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in the realm of data, machine learning, and robotics. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology. Before startups and venture capital, he was an engineer at Oracle, EMC, and Vicor. He also developed novel nanoscale and quantum optics technology as a PhD researcher at UC Berkeley. Roger holds a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.