Dov Katz and the growing interest in machine learning

September 04, 2018
 
Breakthroughs in robotics have been made by Dov Katz this year.  Machine learning is a sub-type of artificial intelligence that provides the computer system the ability to learn and improve from experience. As you know, we are living in a computer age and computer experts are thinking of ways to incorporate computers into our day to day lives. As you can see, it is not only the desktop and laptops that are improving a lot in terms of features and capability but also mobile and gaming devices. This is all because of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Machine learning is the primary reason why smartphones and gaming devices have improved significantly. This technology is further enhanced by experts so that it can be incorporated in various fields such as in engineering, medicine, search and rescue, robotics, and the likes. Machine learning experts/robotics experts are thinking of ways to further enhance the functions and features of such technology.

Dov Katz is one of the guys who is fascinated with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics as a whole. He rose to fame because of his contribution in the making of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that when worn will create an immersive experience. He was the one who created the Oculus Rift tracking system. It was a breakthrough invention that caught the interest of Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook. He bought out Oculus for $2 billion dollars in cash and stocks. Dov Katz is an Israeli national who moved to the United States to further enrich his knowledge of robotics. He had his master and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He had his postdoc fellow at the Robotics Institute and eventually work for Oculus as a senior engineer for computer vision. He was promoted to being the head of computer vision until such time Oculus was acquired by Facebook. 
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