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Internship - Software Engineer (Machine Learning)
World Intellectual Property Organization
This Internship is located in the Advanced Technology Applications Center (ATAC) of the Global Databases Division, Infrastructure & Platforms Sector. The Section is responsible for providing support in machine learning (ML) applications to other database sections, to other WIPO Divisions and other external entities. The Section has developed its own machine learning tools for WIPO and for other international organizations: automatic translation tool (WIPO Translate,, image similarity for trademarks ( The section has also developed WIPO speech-to-text (voice recognition for conferences, available at for the needs of the over 150 meetings that WIPO hosts every year. ATAC wishes to continue exploring the applicability of Machine Learning to other intellectual property activities.
We are looking for an intern to contribute to further develop WIPO speech-to-text (S2T) and participate in the exploration of new applications.

The selected intern will contribute to improving our tool by helping gathering and filtering training data, exploring new machine learning methods, tuning training parameters, and evaluating results. The post is located at WIPO’s headquarters in Geneva.

The intern works under the supervision of the Machine Learning Researcher of the ATAC center.
10-month Senior RA position in Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator, Prof. Stuart McManus, on a project “Bringing Together China and the West: Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Demonstrate the Extent of Chinese Cultural Influence in Renaissance Europe”.

Applicants should have (i) Master of Science/MPhil preferably in Computer Science or other related STEM discipline plus relevant experience; candidates with a Bachelor of Science and significant relevant experience will also be considered (ii) proficiency in both written and spoken English and preferably Chinese; (iii) strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; (iv) a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and high self-motivation; and (v) the ability to work independently and attentively (vi) an interest in historical linguistics, history, East-West relations, etc.

The appointee will be responsible for (a) building a model for identifying text re-use across corpora in multiple natural languages using Python (b) working on problems related to machine translation for Classical Chinese and other languages; (d) testing the model and applying its insights to the question of the impact of Chinese literature in early modern Europe

Appointment will be made on contract basis for 10 months commencing as soon as possible, but no later than January 1, 2024.

Applicants should submit the following documents in the online application: (1) an up-to-date CV; (2) degree certificate(s); and (c) a cover letter of no more than one page, indicating background, research experience and reasons for interest in the position.
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At NICT, in our ASTREC lab, we conduct cutting edge research on MT and NLG. If you are interested in an internship, then feel free drop me a message on my twitter ( or my email ( and lets discuss.
NLP Engineer
Yaraku, Inc.
We are seeking a talented NLP Engineer to join our team. As an NLP Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the language-related features of our application. Working closely with our development team, you will apply cutting-edge NLP research to create practical, production-ready implementations.

Develop and enhance language-related features in our application using Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques.
Collaborate with the development team to integrate NLP solutions into our software products.
Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in NLP research and apply them to improve our application's functionality.
Extract actionable insights from research articles and academic journals, and translate them into practical applications.
Ensure the reliability, scalability, and performance of NLP components.

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or a minimum of 10 years of work experience (for Visa purposes).
Strong expertise in Deep Learning (DL) techniques and algorithms.
Proficiency in Python, including expertise with relevant libraries and frameworks such as Fairseq, PyTorch, SentencePiece, and Transformers.
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience working on NLP-driven applications.
Demonstrated ability to apply research articles and journals to create practical, production-ready implementations.
Knowledge of best practices and design patterns in software development.

Visa sponsorship.
Full employment under Japanese law, including National Health Insurance and Pension.
Commute fee covered to ensure a hassle-free journey to the office.
Remote work possible to accommodate a flexible work-life balance.
No overtime, promoting a healthy work environment.
Machine Translation Engineer - Localization
As a Machine Translation Engineer in the Software Localization team, you will join a phenomenal team of passionate engineers to design, implement and qualify localization features across a wide variety of Apple’s products. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to help architect the future of machine translation using generative models. Your role is to ensure Apple and third-party developers using Xcode can deliver world-class software products to millions of users around the world. Your duties include:
- Leading the exploration and application of Large Language Models (LLMs) for performing translation tasks
- Translating the latest research into high-quality systems and models that can be practically applied to to further improve machine translation
- Actively engaging in all aspects of model development, from ideation, training, experimentation to deployment.
- Collaborating with translation, localization quality, project management and engineering teams to develop and implement machine learning solutions
- Developing and maintaining features, frameworks and tools to help facilitate the software translation process
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