Research Intern - AI Ethics

  • Sony Electronics
  • Schlieren, ZH, Switzerland
  • 03/03/2023
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  • Are you a PhD candidate or MSc grad with an excellent publication record?
  • Do you have a genuine interest in AI Ethics / Responsible AI?
  • Does your experience go beyond the technical, and extend into working with AI in Society?
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.
Sony AI is dedicated to using AI to help unleash human imagination and creativity. We believe in researching and developing AI techniques that empower the imagination and creativity of artists, makers and creators around the world. Our aim is to advance AI so that it augments – and works in harmony with – humans to benefit society.
You will:
  • 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
You will have:
  • 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.
Your new office
Schlieren – Zürich Technology Centre (ZTC)
Surrounded by Swiss Alps, the Schlieren office is at the doorstep of Zurich, which is consistently voted in top three best cities to live. The city benefits from a very rich ecosystem where prestigious universities, research institutes, companies and organizations collaborate for the development and design of next generation technologies. Our office is very well connected with public transports (train, tram, bus) and located in a very modern and bright building. We have several enjoyable break rooms as well as a terrace which we use for regular social team events or as a casual working area. Our team is unique and international, representing engineering and sales/marketing functions, which creates this unique and passionate Sony Swiss DNA.
Life at Sony
We ensure competitive salaries and benefits by using established benchmarking. We encourage healthy work-life balance supported by hybrid and flexible working policies. We are a positive community who dream big together, respect each other, and enjoy a collaborative culture.
We like to celebrate our colleagues who make a real difference using our recognition platform. We also provide access to numerous services and platforms for all aspects of wellbeing. We listen to our people through conversations and surveys, respect their suggestions, then act on them. We also provide allowances for volunteering days so that our staff can support the causes they are most passionate about.
You can build your career around you with our fantastic range of learning & personal development programs to enhance your skills. We also encourage our staff to try exciting new roles, in a wide range of countries, with a supportive mobility team to support you if you take that leap!
Bring your uniqueness to Sony
We are passionate about creating a culture that promotes equity and cultivates inclusion, diversity, and belonging. We want employees with diverse backgrounds and perspectives that will stimulate innovation and have a direct impact on our creation of social value to fulfil Sony’s purpose – ‘to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology’. We want you to bring your unique self to work and help shape our culture.
We are Sony Europe.
Our people collaborate in an environment of respect, integrity, and open-mindedness. Diverse teams from all over Europe are the driving force for our business, and we embrace the differences that make each of us original and unique.
With offices in 28 European countries, Sony Europe caters to consumer, professional, semiconductor and healthcare markets with innovative electronics products and solutions. Our European laboratories research and develop new technologies and capabilities that contributes to the Sony Group and important issues on a planetary scale.
Bring your passion, creativity and ambitions to Sony Europe. Apply now, and let’s create the future together.