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O'Reilly Uncovers Top Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Trends Ahead of Upcoming AI Conference

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O'Reilly Research and User Data Unearths Three Promising Areas for AI
Skills Development

O'Reilly,
the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and
business, today announced new survey findings and usage data that reveal
growing trends and topics in artificial intelligence (AI). The results
will be explored in a post titled, "3
Promising Areas for AI Skills Development
," as well as at the Artificial
Intelligence Conference
co-hosted by O'Reilly and Intel
AI
, taking place September 4-7 in San Francisco.

Following a survey released earlier this year, "How
Companies are Putting AI to Work through Deep Learning
," O'Reilly
has continued to monitor interest in topics relevant to building AI
products and systems, specifically areas that warrant investment in
skills development. By examining usage across all content formats on
O'Reilly's online learning platform from January – June 2018, as well as
the results of its new survey, "The
State of Machine Learning Adoption in the Enterprise
," some of the
key findings include:

  • Alongside Kubernetes and blockchain, machine learning has been a
    fast-growing, high-volume search topic. Searches for machine learning
    increased 98% YOY.
  • Key search topics associated with AI experienced double-digit growth.
    Top terms included deep learning and neural networks (77%), AI (72%)
    and machine learning (30%).
  • User data showed strong growth for interest in reinforcement learning
    (64%) and PyTorch (53%). In particular, Finance and Banking industry
    personnel are the top consumers of content in reinforcement learning.
  • Deep learning and TensorFlow remain areas of strong interest among
    users of O'Reilly's online learning platform.

"It's one thing to learn about an individual technology or a specific
class of modeling techniques, but ultimately organizations need to be
able to design robust AI applications and products," said Ben Lorica,
chief data scientist at O'Reilly. "As such, we've assembled trainings,
tutorials, case studies and a world-class lineup of speakers to shed
light on these topics at the upcoming AI Conference in San Francisco."

Lorica, who serves as an AI Conference program chair alongside Naveen
Rao (Intel), Roger Chen (Computable Labs) and honorary co-chairs Tim
O'Reilly (O'Reilly) and Peter Norvig (Google), has created a conference
program that covers important emerging AI techniques and technologies
with a focus on real-world implementations. Keynote speakers include
executives from leading organizations such as Amazon Web Services, Intel
AI and Accenture.

Additionally, O'Reilly and Intel AI will present the new AI
Business Summit
in conjunction with the conference. The event will
provide concise, high-level executive briefings on the most promising
developments in AI for business. Attendees will hear detailed case
studies of successful AI projects from Google, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu,
SAP Concur and more.

Conference registration
is now open, and a limited number of media
passes 
are available for qualified journalists and analysts.
For questions regarding media credentials, contact maureen@oreilly.com;
for media queries or scheduling interviews, contact OReilly@famapr.com.
Follow @TheAIConf
or #TheAIConf
on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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