Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist
Location: San Jose
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The Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist role entails end to end design and development of a functional component of the AI solution within the Artificial Intelligence, Insights and Intelligence group. Active collaboration with clients/client teams and broader AI, business, product, engineering, testing, and deployment teams within Accenture is expected.
About the Team:
Artificial Intelligence, Insights and Intelligence team focuses on building scalable enterprise AI solutions that augment the humans/ agents. The focus is to make the business processes more efficient thereby enhancing the overall end user experience. The team works with clients across diverse domains – Finance and Accounting, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Talent & HR, Procurement, Content Moderation spanning across industries
Translate the business requirements into technical requirements
Analyze the data and data preparation to build the AI models
Benchmark of the right AI models/ libraries that should be used for development
Optimize the AI models built
Integrate the functional component with the broader AI architecture
Follow the testing and deployment standards
Ph.D. or Masters
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence techniques, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision in corporate or academic research environments (including years in PhD or postdoc if the projects are in related areas)
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Python programming
Preferred degree concentration in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning or related scientific fields
Ability to understand business context, generate ideas, and come up with creative solutions
Proven programming skills to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions
Ability to work in a global collaborative team environment
Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English
Experience in product development particularly applying Artificial Intelligence
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