Jack Cook

Hello! I’m Jack, and I’m currently studying at the Oxford Internet Institute on a Rhodes scholarship. Previously, I was working on generative AI at The New York Times R&D while I finished my master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from MIT. I’ll return to MIT to start my PhD in computer science in fall 2025.

I previously studied LLMs at NVIDIA research, and I was on the founding team of Mixer (formerly Beam), acquired by Microsoft in 2018. I was also previously the director of HackMIT and Blueprint.

artificial intelligence

How Do I Pay For College?

Your questions, answered by experts.

Have Climate Questions? Get Answers Here.

Questions and answers about climate change, updated in response to questions from readers.

There’s Always a Bigger Fish

A clarifying analysis of a machine-learning-assisted side-channel attack.

Answers to All Your Questions About Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19

Answering commonly asked questions about Covid-19 vaccines.


Streamlining reader Q&A with zero-shot learning.

Playground / HackMIT 2020

A fun and unique virtual event platform I helped build for HackMIT 2020.

Answers to Your Current Coronavirus Questions

Helping New York Times readers find answers to their questions about Covid-19.

NeMo (Neural Modules)

Open-source framework for speech recognition and language understanding.

HackMIT 2019

My first HackMIT as director. Our theme encouraged hackers to ‘Hack for a Reason.’


Live-streaming startup acquired by Microsoft in 2018.

Element Animation

Mobile app for Element Animation, a YouTube channel with over 4 million subscribers.