Louis Rosenberg, PhD

CEO & Chief Scientist

Louis Rosenberg, PhD is a prolific inventor, researcher, entrepreneur and writer in fields of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. He founded Unanimous AI to pursue a crazy idea – that we can amplify the intelligence of human groups by developing a new form of AI based on the biological principles of Swarm Intelligence.  The idea panned out, resulting in Swarm AI, an award-winning technology for amplifying group intelligence that has been validated by dozens of academic papers, over twenty U.S. patents, and is currently being used by a wide range of companies around the world, from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller firms, even the United Nations.

Rosenberg began his technological career at Stanford University where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. His doctoral work focused on robotics, virtual reality, and human-computer systems. While working as a graduate researcher at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in the early 1990’s, Rosenberg created the ‘Virtual Fixtures’ platform, the first functional augmented reality system to enable users to interact with virtual objects integrated into a real physical workspace.

Rosenberg then founded Immersion Corporation (1993) to pursue virtual reality technologies.  As CEO of Immersion, he brought the company public (NASDAQ: IMMR) in 1999.  Rosenberg also founded Microscribe, maker of the world’s first desktop 3D digitizer – the Microscribe 3D – which has been used in the production of many feature films, including Shrek, Ice Age, and A Bugs Life (acquired in 2009). Rosenberg also founded Outland Research, a developer of advanced interfaces for mobile devices and augmented reality (acquired in 2012).  He also worked as a tenured Professor at California State University (Cal Poly), teaching engineering, design, educational technology, and entrepreneurship.

Rosenberg has been awarded more than 300 patents worldwide for his technological efforts in virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and human computer-interaction. He currently lives in sunny California with his wife and kids, as a longtime vegan and friend of all animals, big and small.

Check out his recent TED TALK on the power of Hive Minds here.

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