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Sony AI America (SAIA) is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven Senior Research Scientist with expertise in deep reinforcement learning (deep RL). We're currently looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to join our team of world-renowned researchers as we push the boundaries applying AI in support of human creativity. In this role, the successful candidate will apply reinforcement learning and other forms of machine learning to challenging domains like computer games, robotics, and gastronomy. Sony AI America is a remote-work organization - location is flexible.
Lead research programs applying deep RL to real domains
Investigate new algorithms and approaches to solving AI problems
Write code to support research, usually in python
Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences
Write papers for, and give presentations at academic conferences
Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers on ambitious demonstration projects
Requires a Ph.D. in reinforcement learning or equivalent in education and experience
Must have 3 or more years of industry experience
Experience managing and mentoring small teams
Experience designing and debugging neural networks
Passion for making AI work in realistic domains
Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate to both technical and non-technical audiences
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