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Schedule: Keynote sessions

Roger Chen

Roger Chen
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Roger Chen is the program cochair for the O’Reilly 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,... Read More.

10:30am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen close the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:20am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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. Full Details
8:50am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
8:50am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
Lili Cheng

Lili Cheng
Corporate Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, AI and Research Division, Microsoft

Lili Cheng is a corporate vice president of Microsoft’s AI and Research Division, where she is responsible for the AI developer platform, which includes Cognitive Services, a collection of powerful cognitive AI APIs for vision, speech, language understanding,... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Lili Cheng shares two examples of AI inspired by nature. In the first, Microsoft researchers created a system that uses artificial intelligence that draws on the way birds fly to keep a sailplane aloft. The second explores what makes people unique, our language instinct, and our ability to model how people socialize and accomplish work. Full Details
Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Affectiva

Rana el Kaliouby is cofounder and CEO of Affectiva—a pioneer in emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence—where she leads the company’s award-winning emotion recognition technology, built on a science platform that uses deep learning and the world’s... Read More.

8:55am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Rana el Kaliouby lays out a vision for an emotion-enabled world of technology, sharing the inner workings of a multimodal emotion sensing platform that identifies emotions through facial expressions and tone of voice. Along the way, Rana explores the broad applications and ethical implications of this technology. Full Details
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Professor, UC Berkeley

Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the computational, statistical, cognitive, and biological sciences;... Read More.

8:55am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Many new theoretical challenges have arisen in the area of gradient-based optimization for large-scale data analysis, driven by the needs of applications and the opportunities provided by new hardware and software platforms. Michael Jordan shares recent research on the avoidance of saddle points in high-dimensional nonconvex optimization. Full Details
Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Steve Jurvetson is a partner at DFJ. Steve has a reputation for investing in pioneering companies that create new sectors. Two early bets include the Elon Musk-led companies SpaceX and Tesla. (He owns both a Tesla sedan and an... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Keynote by Steve Jurvetson Full Details
9:50am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Join Naveen Rao and Steve Jurvetson for a fireside chat. Full Details
Jia Li

Jia Li
Head of R&D, Cloud AI, and ML, Google

Jia Li is the head of R&D, cloud AI, and machine learning at Google. Previously, Jia was the head of research at Snap, where she led the company’s research innovation effort, and led the visual computing and learning group at... Read More.

9:10am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Jia Li has contributed to some of the most influential datasets in the world and helped transform computer vision from an academic niche into a dominant technology. Jia explains why a democratized approach to AI ensures that the compute, data, algorithms, and talent behind these technologies reach the widest possible audience. Full Details
Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. 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... Read More.

10:30am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen close the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:20am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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. Full Details
8:50am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
8:50am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng
Cochairman and Cofounder, Coursera

Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI. He was until recently chief scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s nearly 1,300 person AI group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. Andrew... Read More.

10:05am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Much like the rise of electricity, which started about 100 years ago, AI will revolutionize every major industry. Andrew Ng explains how AI can transform your business, shares major technology trends and thoughts on where your biggest future opportunities may lie, and explores best practices for incorporating AI, machine learning, and deep learning into your organization. Full Details
Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig
Director of Research, Google

Peter Norvig is a director of research at Google. In his prior role, as director of search quality, he directed Google’s core search algorithms group, which means he was the manager of record responsible for answering more queries than anyone... Read More.

9:25am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Abu Qader’s personal experience is a testament to the increasing impact and accessibility of AI technology. As a high school student, he taught himself machine learning using open online resources and launched an AI company for breast cancer diagnostics. Peter Norvig sits down with Abu to share anecdotes, discuss the state of artificial intelligence, and explore where things are heading. Full Details
Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media

Tim O’Reilly has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the... Read More.

10:05am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tim O’Reilly draws on lessons from networked platforms to show how our economy and financial markets have also become increasingly managed by algorithms, making the case that income inequality, declining upward mobility, and job losses due to technology are not inevitable; they are the result of design choices we have made in the algorithms that manage our markets. Full Details
Vijay Pande

Vijay Pande
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Vijay Pande is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he leads the firm’s investments in companies at the cross-section of biology and computer science, including areas such as the application of computation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in biology... Read More.

9:55am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Vijay Pande explains how machine learning techniques are leading to a new approach to prevention, allowing us to more effectively tackle some of the deadliest and costliest health challenges, including heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. Full Details
Philippe Poutonnet

Philippe Poutonnet
Product Marketing Lead, Google

Philippe Poutonnet is the lead product marketer on the cloud AI team for Google Cloud Platform. Philippe has spent his career helping companies build great products on the leading edge of what’s next, starting with his early days working at... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Google has invested deeply in machine learning for many years and is using it successfully across its highly successful consumer businesses. Philippe Poutonnet explains how to leverage the power of ML with Google Cloud, using the platform's powerful data management tools, support for collaborative experiments, and predictions at Google scale. Full Details
Ruchir Puri

Ruchir Puri
IBM Fellow and Chief Architect, IBM Watson, IBM

Ruchir Puri is an IBM fellow and the chief architect of IBM Watson. Previously, Ruchir led deep learning and machine learning platform initiatives at IBM Research as well as IBM’s efforts in software-hardware acceleration for cognitive and... Read More.

9:10am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ruchir Puri explores the opportunities and challenges of AI for business, focusing on what is needed to truly scale out AI applications and systems across the breadth of enterprises. Full Details
Abu Qader

Abu Qader
CTO, GliaLab

Abu Qader is the CTO of GliaLab, an artificial intelligence company utilizing artificial intelligence to build an image analytics platform that can detect and diagnose anomalies within a variant of medical images such as mammograms. Abu is an 18-year-old... Read More.

9:25am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Abu Qader’s personal experience is a testament to the increasing impact and accessibility of AI technology. As a high school student, he taught himself machine learning using open online resources and launched an AI company for breast cancer diagnostics. Peter Norvig sits down with Abu to share anecdotes, discuss the state of artificial intelligence, and explore where things are heading. Full Details
Naveen Rao

Naveen Rao
Vice President and General Manager, Artificial Intelligence Products , Intel

Naveen Rao is the vice president and general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group. Naveen’s fascination with computation in synthetic and neural systems began around age nine when he began learning about circuits that store information and encountered the... Read More.

9:50am Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Join Naveen Rao and Steve Jurvetson for a fireside chat. Full Details