- About the Position
Research Scientist (AI Ethics)
- General Information
Sony AI is seeking highly motivated, self-driven individuals with expertise in AI Ethics - specifically Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability (FTA). Sony has many real-world AI applications in Image Sensing, and we are looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to research, develop and deploy FTA technology specifically for image processing and real-world applications in various business areas.
- Roles and Responsibilities
●Lead research programs in AI ethics especially fairness, accountability and transparency
●Work closely with the companies AI ethics boards to identify key issues around AI ethics in Sony's diverse businesses
●Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers in the US, Switzerland and Japan on ambitious AI projects
●Investigate new algorithms to solve fundamental AI ethics problems
●Write code to support research, usually in python and/or C++
●Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences
●Write papers for, and give presentations at academic conferences
- Required Qualifications and Skills
●Passion to develop cutting-edge AI ethics technology and deploy it through a multi-stakeholder approach.
●Background in Machine Learning (PhD or equivalent experience) with a track record of relevant academic publications, patents, and/or open source software.
●Seniority will depend on number of years of work experience after PhD (or equivalent experience).
●Experience working with different AI ethics stakeholders, such as users and product, engineering, legal, and compliance business units.
●Experience in research on algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency, especially around detecting and mitigating bias in image sensing technologies, developing privacy-preserving technologies, and causal inference.
●A track record of implementing software systems.
●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.
- Other Required Knowledge
●The ability to deliver on tight deadlines and adapt to evolving or changing requirements
●Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and willingness in learning Japanese
- Preferable major
Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
- Working Location
●Remote - Washington State, United States(location flexible)
●Tokyo, Japan (but remote work arrangements from other locations can be considered)