The mission of Intel’s Emerging Growth and Incubation (EGI) team is to create an environment to identify new opportunities for innovation and disruptive technologies as a path to create new markets and new organizational capabilities leveraging Intel’s competitive advantages. This innovative environment and start-up-oriented culture is a critical engine for Intel’s future growth.

Born out of EGI, Comm-Verse is a team of innovators using cutting edge AI to develop an innovative communication tool that goes beyond simple recognition of signs from American Sign Language; instead, Comm-Verse is creating a translation app to enable immediate and seamless conversation between the hearing and the deaf. Achieve your career best with a newly formed venture where you will be working in a dynamic start-up environment.

We are seeking an intern who will help annotate/gloss the ASL used in video recordings of fluent signers.

The successful candidate will also be involved in developing procedures to ensure that the training data is properly labelled whether these data are ASL signs, sentences, or longer blocks of utterances –whether they are coming from real signers or through synthetic data generation. This internship is great opportunity for students interested in working with ASL and/or AI and will provide experience with professionals in these areas.

The deadline to apply is 05/29/2020

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

– Annotate/Gloss existing ASL videos.
– Participate in meetings to review strategic data collection with our team of ASL linguists and Intel engineers.
– Help develop procedures to ensure that the training data is properly labelled whether these data are ASL signs, sentences, or longer blocks of utterances – whether they are coming from real signers or through synthetic data generation.
– Help engineers to create a dataset that will support learning the categories required for the language, which will demand careful curation. The dataset will be used as training material for machine learning and machine vision.
– Create/select/recommend ASL utterances or utterances types such that that they include features of the language that go beyond those found in individual signs.

Responsibilities may be quite diverse, but nontechnical in nature. The position is salaried (i.e., exempt). Job assignments are usually for the summer or for short time periods during breaks from school.

Qualifications/Requirements:

– M.A. or Ph.D. student in an area of linguistics and specialization in, or experience with, American Sign Language.
– Additional expertise in one or more related fields, such as linguistic analysis of another sign language, research on the acquisition of a sign language, sign language psycholinguistics, or inclusive deaf education is strongly preferred.
– Fluency in ASL is required.

Other Locations
US, California, Los Angeles; US, California, Folsom; US, California, Irvine; US, California, San Diego; US, California, Santa Clara; US, Colorado, Boulder; US, Colorado, Denver; US, Colorado, Fort Collins; US, Illinois, Chicago; US, Maryland, Columbia; US, Oregon, Hillsboro; US, Oregon, Portland; US, Pennsylvania, Allentown; US, Texas, Dallas; US, Texas, Austin; US, Washington, D.C.

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