The Chatbot research team led by Dr. Osmar R. Zaïane at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute at the University of Alberta is seeking a full-time software developer to join an exciting project in order to build an end-to-end AI open-ended chatbot system for the elderly. The project titled ANA (Automated Nursing Agent) will require implementing state-of-the-art natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), and rule-based systems to cater to specific tasks the chatbot system is targeting. The successful candidate will mainly work in collaboration with graduate students in the research team implementing and incorporating their algorithms within the chatbot. This project is funded by the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII). Our lab has a track record of publishing multiple papers at reputed NLP conferences like ACL, NAACL, and EMNLP.
We are looking for a talented and motivated software developer, willing to learn and preferably with an understanding of AI and chatbots to help us build an end-to-end AI chatbot system that will be released in production as a web server and an android application. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing various machine learning and AI models for NLP response generation and general classification, integrating them in a web-server, and deploying them to production. We are using a Django web framework, MySQL database, python for server-side programming, and Pytorch for NLU and NLG models. Several AI models are needed to be integrated at the back-end that caters to different tasks like natural language understanding and generation, open-ended dialogue systems, and task-oriented rule-based systems. There is a need to efficiently and concurrently run these AI models during inference to improve the response time of the chatbot. Users will speak to the chatbot via a speech-to-text module or type questions, comments, and requests to the chatbot via the web interface. The ideal candidate will be passionate about artificial intelligence and system building and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 2-5 references to email@example.com by October 17.
View the job posting on the University of Alberta website for more information.
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