• Gaming legend John Carmack moving away from Oculus and into AI

    23 days ago - By SlashGear

    There are few game developers who have achieved rockstar fame as much as the two Johns of the former id Software. And of the two, one is moving on from games or at least from working on games directly. John Carmack will always be remembered for his pioneering work not only iconic franchises such as Doom and Wolfenstein 3D but...
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  • John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old'

    John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old'

    23 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Legendary coder John Carmack is leaving Facebook's Oculus after 6 years to focus on a personal project - no less than the creation of Artificial General Intelligence, or “Strong AI.” He'll remain attached to the company in a “Consulting CTO” position, but will be spending all his time working on, perhaps, the AI that finally surpasses and destroys humanity.
    AGI or strong AI is the concept of an AI that learns much the way humans do, and as such is not as limited as the extremely narrow machine learning algorithms we refer to as AI today. AGI is the science fiction version of AI - HAL 9000...
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  • John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

    John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

    23 days ago - By The Verge

    John Carmack
    The chief technology officer of Oculus, Facebook's VR subsidiary, is stepping down this week, he posted on Facebook today. John Carmack, who is responsible for helping make Doom and for putting the Oculus Rift on the map in 2012, says he plans to focus his time instead on artificial intelligence.
    Carmack will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development work at the company, he wrote.
    Carmack joined Oculus as CTO in 2013, leaving id Software, the maker of Doom. In March 2014, Facebook announced it would acquire Oculus...
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  • John Carmack takes a step back at Oculus to work on human-like AI

    23 days ago - By Engadget

    Six years ago John Carmack left the company he founded, iD Software, to join Oculus VR as its Chief Technology Officer and push forward the future of virtual reality tech. Today the engineer behind many developments in 3D gaming has announced that a...
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  • John Carmack Is Stepping Down From Oculus, Transitioning To Consulting Role

    23 days ago - By GameSpot

    John Carmack, the video game legend known for his work on id Software games like Quake, Doom, and Wolfenstein, is leaving his job at Oculus. He announced on Facebook that, as of this week, he will transition to become a "consulting CTO" with Oculus instead of working at the company full time. "I will still have a voice in the development work, but it will only be consuming a modest slice of my time," Carmack said. Going forward, Carmack will spend more of his time working on "artificial general intelligence." He said it's something he's wanted to pursue for some time already, and he wants...
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