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Alexa NLU Scientist - Intern
3 months ago(2/12/2018 3:07 AM)
Position Category for Posting
Machine Learning Science
Interested in Amazon Alexa? The Alexa Machine Learning team aims to create a delightful experience for Amazon’s customers by making Alexa understand any spoken request quickly and accurately. As an intern on the team you will collaborate closely with experts in machine learning and human language technology, and contribute to advancing the state of the art in human language understanding systems.
We’ve solved many complex problems to get to where we are today, but there are still plenty of challenges ahead of us, and Alexa is getting smarter every day. The problems we solve in the Cambridge Speech & Language Technology team help Alexa get smarter by understanding the different ways people talk and by responding in the most natural way possible in multiple languages.
This will require methods that lie beyond the cutting edge academic and industrial research of today, at internet-level scale, in natural language understanding (NLU).
You should be enrolled on a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computational Linguistics, or a related field
Knowledge of a relevant field of research, such as machine learning, statistical modelling, natural language understanding, machine translation
Computer programming skills
Experience using Unix/Linux
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Explicit (industry or academic) experience with natural language understanding or dialogue management
Be an avid programmer, with extensive expertise in Python and/or Java
Expertise any of the following areas: algorithms and data structures, parsing, numerical optimization, data mining, parallel and distributed computing