Senior Research Scientist and Manager (AI Ethics) Sony. . Sony AI America, a branch of Sony AI, is a remotely distributed organization spread across the U.S. and Canada. Sony AI is Sony’s new research organization pursuing the mission to use AI to unleash human creativity. Sony AI works closely with Sony’s other business units, including Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Sony Music Entertainment. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: . https://ai.sony/. General Information. . Sony AI is . seeking. highly motivated, self-driven individuals with . expertise. in AI Ethics - specifically Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability (FTA). Sony has many real-world AI applications . at the intersection of entertainment and technology. , and we are looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to research, . develop. and deploy . techniques for FTA. .. . Roles and Responsibilities. . Lead research . initiatives. in AI ethics. related to . fairness, . accountability. and . transparency. . Manage a team of research scientists and engineers i. n the US, Switzerland. ,. and Japan . to execute. ambitious AI . projects. . Provide. advice and consultation for business units on AI ethics, managing cross-functional stakeholder . relationships. . Investigate new algorithms to solve fundamental AI ethics . problems. . Write code to support research, usually in python and/or C++. . Write. reports and give presentations for internal audiences. . Write. papers for and give presentations at academic conferences. . Required Qualifications and Skills. . Passion to develop . cutting-edge. AI ethics technology and deploy it through a multi-stakeholder approach.. . Background in Machine Learning (PhD or equivalent experience) with . a track record. of relevant academic publications, patents, and/or . open-source. software.. . 3 years of industry work experience after PhD. or post-doc, with p. roven business impact in past industry role. . Experience managing teams. of . researchers. . . Experience working . effectively . with different AI ethics stakeholders, such as users and product, engineering, legal, and compliance business units. to execute large, complex projects. .. . Publication record in. algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency, especially around detecting and mitigating bias in . computer vision. , . speech . processing . technologies. , and/or generative AI technologies. .. . Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, including the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.. . Other Required Knowledge. . The ability to deliver on tight deadlines and adapt to evolving or changing requirements. . Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. . Preferable major. . Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence. , Statistics . . Working Location. . United States (location flexible). , Tokyo, or Zurich. . The anticipated annual base . salary. for this position in the US is $170,000 to 210,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.. . #LI-AS1. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other . basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.. 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Senior Research Scientist and Manager (AI Ethics) at Sony