Forbes Selects Lavin ’12 for ’30 Under 30′ List

Engineer Alexander Lavin ’12 is one of nine Cornellians to be named to Forbes’ annual ‘30 Under 30’ list, honorees who Forbes describes as “the future leaders of everything.Lavin was one of 600 candidates selected from a pool of 15,000 applicants. He was honored for his research at Numenta, a company that works in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Numenta is currently working to develop applications that incorporate the company’s machine intelligence technology called Hierarchical Temporal Memory, which is modeled after the human brain. “At Numenta we’re working to reverse-engineer the neocortex to develop machine intelligence,” Lavin said. “My motivation in joining Numenta was twofold — learn from incredibly intelligent and passionate people, and work on challenging projects that advance the field of AI,” he said. “As…


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