What are the properties underlying intelligence? How do these manifest in neural computation? And how can we build software based on these principles? At the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience, I build probabilistic machine learning systems with neural-inspiration, in pursuit of general AI.
I’m a Senior Research Engineer with Vicarious, where we’re building human-level AI for robotics applications. I’m passionate about the emerging paradigm of probabilistic programming – projects and papers coming soon!
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.
I was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Science!