[robotics-worldwide] Subject: [Jobs] Cogitai, Inc. -- Well-funded AI startup looking to hire

Peter Stone pstone at cogitai.com
Mon Mar 6 15:46:24 PST 2017

Cogitai, Inc., a new AI-based startup focusing on continual learning, is
seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals for immediate hire.

About Cogitai
Cogitai, Inc. is dedicated to building artificial intelligences (AIs)
that learn continually from interactive experience with the real world.
Our goal is to build the brains, i.e., the continual-learning AI
software, that will let everyday things that sense and act get smarter,
more skilled, and more knowledgeable over time with experience.  This
experience will be shared across things and across domains to allow the
rapid scaling-up of experience-based learning.  In short, we aim to
become the world leader in continual learning.

We seek ambitious and dedicated individuals at all levels of experience,
ranging from Bachelors to post-Ph.D.  The ideal candidate will

  1) have extensive AI expertise, especially in reinforcement
     learning, vision, and/or robotics;

  2) have strong system-building skills; and

  3) be passionate about helping us make continual learning practical in
     a broad range of applications.

For candidates at the Ph.D. level, 1) is more important.  For candidates
at the Bachelors and Masters level, 2) is more important.  3) is
essential for everyone!

Our most active searches at the moment are for:

Software Engineer - AI
Software Engineer - Platform

For details, see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cogitai.com_hiring_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=vb5DCLpXrr-XoOnLXyfh-J79hRSLI9yq1Sk9rXgqpXE&s=l8GxKnXPbpZZx4NxvUXNeZXkHjTRQOhjDK7e69ZZhzM&e= 

Our Team
Our team consists of many of the leading minds in reinforcement
learning (RL), which is one of the core component technologies of
continual learning.  The three founders have a combined total of over
60 years of active research and development in AI, and many of our
full-time employees have extensive hands-on research experience in
RL. We also have assembled a "Brain Trust" of ten of the world's best
academics in this area, who will be actively engaged in technology
development for the company.

Founders:  Mark Ring, Peter Stone, and Satinder Singh

VP of Engineering:  Peter Wurman (co-founder of Kiva Systems)

Brain Trust:  Andy Barto, Michael Bowling, Peter Dayan, Charles Isbell,
Michael Littman, David Parkes, Doina Precup, Ben Van Roy, Richard
Sutton, Jianwei Zhang

Thanks to a substantial strategic investment from Sony (see
www.cogitai.com for details), as well as various other sources of
funding, Cogitai is prepared to hire qualified individuals for immediate
start.  Individuals who prefer to start later (but still within the next
several months), are also encouraged to apply.

Location and Working Hours
We are a fully distributed company, so location is flexible.  Employees
are expected to be generally available at least during the core hours of
8am-2pm PT / 11am-5pm ET on weekdays.

Webpage: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cogitai.com_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=vb5DCLpXrr-XoOnLXyfh-J79hRSLI9yq1Sk9rXgqpXE&s=DRFCFLICjzVVbGPODxF39JaxFm3HWw21fhNB3GgVUPw&e= 
If interested, contact us at hiring at cogitai.com

Peter Stone
President and COO
Cogitai, Inc.

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