You’ll develop, build and optimize machine learning, computer vision, natural language, and perception algorithms for autonomous robots. You’ll also play an integral role in the product development process and other aspects of building a company from the ground up.
Unlike other residency programs that focus on conducting and publishing research, our program places a heavy emphasis on the process of refining and engineering research into a product customers want. Take multi-touch technology for example: It was first invented in 1982 at the University of Toronto, but Apple reinvented and commercialized it as a part of a revolutionary product in 2007.
We consider failure cases and how they might impact user experience and safety. Real-world applications guide our target; simply having state-of-the-art results may not be sufficient to deliver an experience people find compelling, and in that case, we’ll work to make a 10x better solution.
At the end of our one year program, we hope to equip you with a highly specialized knowledge of developing reliable, scalable and optimized algorithms and hardware to ship a product.