AI and Video Games : The Evolution

Abstract: 

Little is known about the history of Neural Networks. For instance, """"Artificial Intelligence."""" The history goes back to around 1946 when researchers noticed that the mathematics involved with linear algebra wherein materials were stretched that the neighboring atoms were affected, was best modeled with a branch of Math known as tensors. Tensors are used today to create neural networks. Neural networks are run on a powerful Graphics Processing Unit (GPU.) GPUs came about because of video games and entertainment. Thus we can say that video games laid the groundwork for AI.

Bio: 

Jack McCauley an Innovator in Residence at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Oculus, an American engineer, hardware designer, inventor, video game developer and philanthropist. Jack is best known for designing the guitars and drums for the Guitar Hero video game series, and as a co-founder and former chief engineer at Oculus VR. At Oculus, Jack designed and built the Oculus DK1 and DK2 virtual reality headsets. Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion. McCauley holds numerous U.S. patents for inventions in software, audio effects, virtual reality, motion control, computer peripherals, and video game hardware and controllers. Jack was awarded a full scholarship to attend University of California, Berkeley where he earned a BSc., EECS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986. Jack has authored numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and mathematical modeling of AI-based systems and is currently pursuing new projects at his private R&D facility and hardware incubator in Pleasanton, California.

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