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June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

About the O'Reilly AI Conference

Why attend | Who you'll meet | The conference experience | Kudos | Program chairs & committee

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AI is finally moving from being the province of university labs to being a critical part of the software developer's toolkit and a focus for mainstream companies.  There is a growing—and urgent—need for information on applied AI, as opposed to the kind of research presented at academic conferences.

That's why we created the O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference.

The O'Reilly AI Conference is where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation. It's a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on how to use it in real-world implementations. You'll dissect case studies, delve into the latest research, learn how to implement AI in your projects, share emerging best practices in intelligence engineering and applications, uncover AI's limitations and untapped opportunities and anticipate how AI will change the business landscape.

Why you should attend

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If you want to understand how AI will change the business landscape, or are working with deep learning or AI (or plan to be)—join us in New York. You'll:

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your AI assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take AI from science project to real business application
  • Discover learning, hiring, and career opportunities
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Who you'll meet

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  • Algorithms Engineers/Scientists
  • CxOs (Analytics, Data, Information, Innovation, Technology)
  • Data Scientists/Engineers
  • Research Scientists
  • Software Engineers


  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers, strategists, and decision makers
  • Chief Innovation Officers, Innovation Managers, Directors of Innovation
  • Chief Investment Officers/Managers
  • Product Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Program Managers

The Artificial Intelligence Conference experience

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The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference is a unique opportunity for the brightest minds in applied AI to gather for four intense and invigorating days. You’ll find:

  • Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • Tutorials and training courses designed to investigate tools, algorithms, and applications more deeply
  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of other engineers, researchers, developers, program and product managers, innovation officers, and other deep learning professionals in the burgeoning AI field
  • A vibrant "hallway track" for attendees, speakers, and journalists to debate and discuss important issues

What people are saying about the O'Reilly AI Conference

Thanks for the great conference. Can't wait to put some of the things we learned into practice and hope to be back next year!"
–Carl Hinkle
The past 2 days were really inspiring! Met great people with brilliant ideas!"
–Eric Martel‏
Excellent sessions on the philosophical and policy implications of AI."
–Dan Woods, Forbes
Thanks for a great conference! Looking forward to next year's!"
–April Wensel‏
Made some great connections and new friends."
–Rucha Gokhale
More of a pragmatic AI conference than many of the others."
–Evan‏ Wright
There is no better place to imbibe the most up-to-date tech zeitgeist."
–Gill Press, Forbes

Program Chairs

Ben Lorica
(@bigdata) is the chief data scientist at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He 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.

Roger Chen
is currently co-chair of 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 bringing enabling technologies to market. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology, having spent a past life as a scientist and engineer. He developed novel nanotechnology as a researcher at UC Berkeley and spent stints as an engineer with Oracle, EMC and Vicor. Roger has a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.

Honorary Program Chairs

Tim O'Reilly
has a history of convening conversations that reshape the 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 Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how Web 2.0 represented not only the resurgence of the Web after the dot-com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the Internet as a platform. In 2009, with the Gov 2.0 Summit, he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the federal, state, and local level and around the world. Tim has now turned his attention to the implications of the on-demand economy, AI, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media and a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which was spun out of O'Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and POPVOX.

Peter Norvig
is the Director of Research at Google Inc, where he has been since 2001. From 2002-2005 he was Director of Search Quality, which means he was the manager of record responsible for answering more queries than anyone else in the history of the world. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the leading textbook in the field (with 94% market share).

Previously he was the head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He has served as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a research faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006. He has over fifty publications in Computer Science, concentrating on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Software Engineering, including the books Paradigms of AI Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp, Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog, and Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX. He is also the author of the Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation and the world's longest palindromic sentence.

Advisory Committee

Jim McHugh, Vice President and General Manager, NVIDIA

Adam Cheyer, Cofounder and VP of Engineering,Viv

Vin Sharma, Director, Machine Learning Solutions, Intel Corporation

Gary Marcus, CEO and Cofounder,Geometric Intelligence

David Beyer, Principal, Amplify Partners

Naveen Rao, Cofounder and CEO, Nervana

Mike Tung, Founder, Diffbot

Rana El Kaliouby, CEO, Affectiva

Marc Warner, CEO, ASI

Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor, The Economist

Jana Eggers, President, Nara Logics

Beau Cronin, Data Scientist, 21

Ben Recht, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Nguyen, CEO, Arimo

Brady Forrest, Vice President, Highway1

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