Eliza Kosoy is a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley studying the intersection of child development and artificial intelligence, working with Prof. Alison Gopnik. Her work looks at designing machine learning algorithms to be more curious and naturally exploratory like children! Children are great at exploring novel environments and being naturally curious with little reward necessary, how can we build artificial intelligence in this vein? Eliza previously did research at MIT and Harvard and holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics. She is the founder of E-liza Dolls, robotic dolls designed to expose young girls to coding and hardware. She has worked at Google as a PhD research intern with the Empathy lab creating benchmarks for large language models. She has also assisted in teaching about the science of Awe at the Esalen Institute. She is a first-generation American born in Brooklyn, NY and her parents are from Kiev, Ukraine.
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