Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Research Intern - Supplemental Only

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Artificial Intelligence/Robotics Research Intern - Supplemental Only
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

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Job Summary:
Ford Motor Company is seeking self-driven and creative individuals who are interested in the field of Artificial Intelligence/Robotics, specifically natural language processing applications (e.g. enterprise Chatbot, Digital Assistant). The ideal individual loves to solve challenging problems and will not stop until a solution meets all the requirements. Attention to detail is imperative. The individual can work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse and talented group of internal researchers, engineers, and inventors.

This position is located at the Ford Research and Innovation Center, is a technology research facility in Palo Alto, California. The center focuses on cutting-edge technologies and development of Autonomous Vehicles, IoT/Connectivity, Software, and Mobility innovations.


  • Develop cognitive application prototypes that solve issues using leading AI technology frameworks
  • Optimize NLU model by implementing NLP systems, performing intent classification and entity extraction, and user testing
  • Develop and maintain digital conversational flows, dialog
  • Research, Architect, Prototype, and Test Dialogue Management system and Natural Language Generator
  • Connect to data source (e.g. multiple xml documents) and query database
  • Collaborate with research teams working on a variety of deep learning and NLP problems
  • Produce documentation to update and influence various levels of management about overall project status

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Dialog System, Contextual Understanding, Machine Learning
  • 3+ years of experience with C++, Python, C#, Java and/or Node.js
  • 1+ years of experience in one or more AI platform, e.g. IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, Google Api.Ai, Facebook Wit.Ai, Microsoft Bot Framework

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with developing and training neural network models
  • Experience in human-centric design deliverables and execution of the design thinking approach
  • Hands-on experience with deep learning technologies or familiarity with state-of-the-art deep learning toolkits
  • Desire and ability to work in a rapid development environment
  • Possess strong technical communication skills (both verbal and written) and be able to apply these skills to convey technical details to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • General understanding of Deep Learning
  • Strong understanding of REST calls and can read/write documentation
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.