Matt White
Founder & CEO Berkeley Synthetic

Matt White is the CEO of Berkeley Synthetic, a research group focused on applications of generative AI in simulations, games and the Metaverse. He is a member of the teaching faculty at UC Berkeley where he teaches graduate students data science at the School of Information. He is the author of the soon to be published book Generative AI: The New Era of Artificial Intelligence.

Matt is the Co-founder, former Executive Director and current Chair of the Open Metaverse Foundation, the longest running Metaverse organization which was founded in 2006 and is now a part of the Linux Foundation. He is also a Chair at the Metaverse Standards Forum where he leads the Digital Asset Management working group focused on interoperability, portability, security and ownership of digital assets in the Metaverse.

Matt is passionate about applications of generative deep learning and reinforcement learning in building and operating an open Metaverse that is photorealistic and physically accurate.