John Carmack

Legendary Dallas Innovator John Carmack Raises $20M for Artificial General Intelligence Startup Keen Technologies

by | Dec 16, 2022
Carmack—the former CTO of VR giant Oculus—has taken goggle-gazing to the next level, programmed Doom and Quake, and founded a Mesquite-based space tourism startup. Now he's on a mission he says "could change the course of human history": artificial general intelligence. Keen's focus on AGI could lead to "something that behaves like a human being or like a living creature, and that can then be educated in whatever ways that we need to," he says.

Carmack believes AGI will hit the market in less than a decade. enabling AIs to interact socially with each other—or with actual people.  
‘Masters of Doom’ Lands a TV Pilot Produced by the Franco Brothers
by | Jul 11, 2019
The story of "Doom"—one of the most influential video games of all time—was developed out of Dallas in 1991, and may make its way to TV screens.
Idea generators in North Texas
Master Minds:
North Texas Idea Generators
by | Jan 30, 2018
These North Texas innovators are making a name for themselves, in areas from startup to enterprise and creative to education.
Gaming Industry in Dalla-Fort Worth
The Gaming Industry
in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has played a major role in the gaming industry for more than two decades. Here's a roundup of Dallas Innovates' esports and gaming news in the region —and a bit of history to get you started.

History of Innovation:
The Gaming Industry

by | Dec 15, 2015
North Texas was built on innovation. Join us each month as we dive into that rich history, and explore where we've come from so we can better understand where we're going.