Artificial Intelligence Conference San Francisco 70/114

Artificial Intelligence Conference San Francisco 70/114

Paco Nathan 
Director, O’Reilly Learning, O’Reilly Media

Paco Nathan leads the Learning group at O’Reilly Media. Known as a “player/coach” data scientist, Paco led innovative data teams building ML apps at scale for several years and more recently was evangelist for Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, and Cascading. Paco has expertise in machine learning, distributed systems, functional programming, and cloud computing with 30+ years of tech-industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage startups. Paco is an advisor for Amplify Partners and was cited in 2015 as one of the top 30 people in big data and analytics by Innovation Enterprise. He is the author of Just Enough MathIntro to Apache Spark, and Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading.


11:55am–12:35pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017
AI within O’Reilly Media
Verticals and applications
Location: Yosemite A
Level: Non-technical

Secondary topics:  Media

Paco Nathan (O’Reilly Media) 
Paco Nathan explains how O’Reilly employs AI, from the obvious (chatbots, case studies about other firms) to the less so (using AI to show the structure of content in detail, enhance search and recommendations, and guide editors for gap analysis, assessment, pathing, etc.). Approaches includ e vector embedding search, summarization, TDA for content gap analysis, and speech-to-text to index video.