About

What are the properties underlying intelligence? How do these manifest in neural computation? And how can we build machines based on these principles? At the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience, I study and build theoretical and computational models of neuronal processing towards general AI.

I’m a Senior Research Engineer with Vicarious, where we’re building human-level AI for robotics applications.

I was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Science!

What else am I up to? I’m a runner, a yogi, a traveler, a concertgoer. My bookshelf spreads the gamut from DF Wallace and Heinlein, to Brian Greene and Tim Maudlin.

I’ll occasionally blog (below), but check me out on Twitter @theAlexLavin for more recent ramblings.

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Latest Blog Post

03 Aug 2016 . Talks . SF Data Science Meetup Comments

I presented “Predictive Analytics with Numenta Machine Intelligence” for a meetup with the SF Data Science group. There was some great Q&A and discussion with everyone who came out!…

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Timeline

  • 2014+

    AI ninja in training, currently with Vicarious, previously with Numenta

  • 2013-2014

    Carnegie Mellon, studied computational mechanics and worked on a lunar rover

  • 2008-2012

    Cornell University, studied mechanical & aero engineering, with cubesat research

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