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Sep 4-5, 2018: Training
Sep 5-7, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

Decentralized data markets for training AI models

Roger Chen (Computable)
2:35pm-3:15pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Models and Methods
Location: Continental 1-3
Secondary topics:  Data Networks and Data Markets

Who is this presentation for?

  • Those interested in the intersection of AI and blockchain technologies, those looking for innovative ways to monetize data, and those who feel the pain of finding training data for their applications

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basically familiarity with how AI models and blockchain technology work

What you'll learn

  • Understand how blockchain networks can help unlock data for AI-driven development


Blockchain technologies offer new internet primitives for creating open and online data marketplaces. Roger Chen explores how data markets can be constructed and how they offer a shared resource on the internet for AI-based research, discovery, and development.

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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.