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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 11:35

Uber offers year-long program to study AI

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Global ride provider Uber is offering one individual a year-long program to study artificial intelligence either in the US or Canada.

The company's Australian arm said in a statement on Wednesday that the Uber AI Residency was meant for recent graduates, young professionals who wanted to reinforce their AI skills or anybody else interested in becoming an AI researcher.

The program for 2020 will focus on the company's self-driving cars project which is being run under its Advanced Technology Group.

The person who is selected will be able to choose different areas of research and will work with researchers and engineers with the ATG either in Toronto or San Francisco.

"For instance, our 2019 residency class is working on foundational research projects in probabilistic modelling, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, as well as computer vision," the company said.

Those interested can apply before 19 January 2020. More details are available here.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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