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Research Intern (AI Ethics)

AI Ethics

Internship

United States (location flexible)

General information

Sony AI is seeking highly motivated, self-driven individuals with expertise in AI Ethics - specifically Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability (FTA). We are looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to research, develop, and deploy FTA technology for real-world applications in various business areas.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to research projects in AI ethics, especially around Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability
  • Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers in the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan on ambitious AI projects
  • Investigate new algorithms to solve fundamental AI ethics problems
  • Write code to support research, usually in Python, C++, and/or R
  • Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences
  • Write papers for and give presentations at academic conferences

Qualifications

  • Passion to develop cutting-edge AI ethics technology and deploy it through a multi-stakeholder approach
  • Background in Machine Learning, ideally a current PhD student. Progress toward a degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or related subjects is preferred, but we also welcome interdisciplinary researchers from other departments
  • Experience in research on algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency, especially around detecting and mitigating bias in computer vision technologies, developing privacy-preserving technologies, and causal inference
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, including the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Working Location

United States (location flexible)

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