This talk will be livestreamed on all official ODSC social media - Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc. 

The relationship between video games and artificial intelligence has been decades in the making. Video games, for example, have required the use of powerful GPUs, and without GPUs, AI wouldn’t be what it is today. In this upcoming Lightning Interview, we’ll speak with the legendary Jack McCauley about the storied history of video games and AI, how the fields intersect now, and what the future holds in store for AI and gaming.

Local ODSC chapter in NYC, USA

Instructor's Bio

Jack McCauley

Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Oculus, Inventor, Video Game Developer

Jack is 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.


  • 1

    ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Lightning Interview "The Storied History of Video Games and AI"

    • Ai+ Training

    • Webinar recording