Alvaro Soto

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Welcome!, here I share my effort to collaborate in the development of theory and algorithms to build "intelligent" machines. My main interest is cognition, i.e., understand how a machine can acquire knowledge through experience and thought. My approach follows the machine learning school, i.e., unravel how we can teach machines to learn.

We live exciting times for this area. Currently, we are surrounded by all kinds of machines that have in common to be very foolish. This opens tons of opportunities to impact society by helping to push forward the technological boundary. Autonomous robots able to operate in natural environments and computer programs able to extract useful knowledge from web data are some of the exciting new applications where advanced machine learning techniques are a key technology.