Apple recently announced the launch of its new AI/ML Residency Program for graduates looking to develop their career in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Apple’s AI/ML residency is a year-long program that invites experts in various fields to apply their own domain expertise to innovate and build revolutionary machine learning and AI-based products and experiences.
The residents will have the opportunity to attend machine learning and AI courses, learn from an Apple mentor, collaborate with fellow residents, gain hands-on experience working on high-impact projects, publish in premier academic conferences, and partner with Apple teams across hardware, software, and services.
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Key qualifications for applying to the program include:
- Proficiency in a programming language such as Python, Objective-C, C++, Swift, and/or R. Candidates should have experience completing a moderate-sized software project.
- Demonstrated ability to connect and collaborate with others.
- Ideal candidates will also have experience in one of the following: HCI/design, accessibility, natural language processing, neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering, information retrieval/search, computer vision, robotics, autonomous systems, applied math/statistics, optimisation, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, signal processing, speech, data mining, econometrics, cognitive science, behavioural economics, behavioural science, psychology, learning sciences, learning analytics, or psychometrics. Thesis, capstone project, internship, co-op, and/or industry experience in these fields will qualify.
Educational requirements include having a graduate degree in a STEM field or equivalent industry experience in software engineering. While applying for the program, a cover letter as part of your application explaining the applicant’s research interests and why they would like to join the AI/ML residency program is preferred.
Apple’s AI/ML residency is a year-long program starting in July 2022. Residents must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) from July 2022 to July 2023. The current application deadline stands to be December 15, 2021. You can apply using the link here.