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Natural Language & Speech Processing RESEARCH INTERN
Tencent | Bellevue, Washington
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Natural Language & Speech Processing Research Internship

We are seeking natural language & speech processing research interns in our Seattle office located at Bellevue WA for year 2019. You will be working with researchers on a research project related to one of the core problems in natural language processing (e.g., natural language understanding and generation, question and answering, reading comprehension, and knowledge graph inference), dialog system (e.g., multi-turn, multi-modal, and multi-user dialog tracking and management), and speech recognition and synthesis (e.g., new paradigm). You will work on real and/or big data using our high-performing computing facility and are encouraged to publish the results of your internship.

Key responsibilities

The research interns will work tightly with our high performing research team and apply their knowledge and innovative approaches to improve human-machine interaction and machine intelligence.

Requirements & Qualifications

The ideal intern candidates are those who

* are Ph.D. students in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field;
* are self-motivated;
* has research experience in natural language processing, speech processing, dialog system, or machine learning (esp. deep learning and reinforcement learning);
* has good publication record and history of creativity and intellectual flexibility;
* can program skillfully in Python and/or C++ and has experience in using one of the leading deep learning toolkits such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, and CNTK.


Tencent is a leading internet company in China and is well known for its social media applications QQ and WeChat. Tencent AI Lab at Seattle was established in May 2017. The current focus of the lab includes speech recognition, speech synthesis, dialog system, natural language understanding, natural language generation, and question and answering.

Location: Bellevue, WA

Duration: 3 months. Can start any time in Year 2019.

Salary & Benefits

The company offers competitive salaries

Apply now!

Please email your CV and a cover letter to us-intern@tencent.com. Please include "Natural Language & Speech Processing Research Internship at Tencent AI Lab (Seattle)" in the subject and cover letter.

About Tencent

These are the driving principles behind everything that Tencent Boston strives to achieve. The team of game industry professionals at Tencent Boston has a comprehensive body of work and list of game credits that spans from the specialized to celebrity companies in the business. What makes our team unique is that everyone who is part of this studio is not content with the way things are. Game industry jobs provide challenge and opportunity, but the Tencent Boston team is motivated to break new ground and grow the products and markets beyond what has already been cast. This is where Tencent comes in. The significant success that its parent Tencent has achieved in its fourteen years of being in operation is one of the great global business success stories in recent memory. By maintaining a focused and level-headed approach to technology development and customer needs, the company has grown from a fledgling instant messenger program provider to the most pervasive communications and content platform in China. Tencent's strategy of high value products that enhance the experience of its ever growing user base has given it the opportunity to continue providing remarkable products that customers know they can rely on to be exciting and valuable. This is where Tencent Boston comes in. The Tencent Boston team knows computer games and will combine its development experience with its colleagues in Tencent, and their knowledge of the Chinese market, to blend the best development know-how from the east and west. Clear focus and strong execution in this way will give the most rapidly growing online game market in the world the most entertaining and compelling online experience possible.

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