Alvaro Soto

Associate Professor, Computer Science, UC

Head of IA-Lab

Co-Founder Zippedi Inc.

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

We live exciting times to create AI technologies. Currently, we are surrounded by all kinds of machines, all 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 understand semantically web data are some of the exciting new applications where advanced AI techniques are a key technology.