|Job category||Other (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|AOS||Great facility in converting English sentences representing assertions into equivalent formal sentences in a predicate calculus such as first order logic.|
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
|Location||Austin, Texas, United States|
For the last 35 years, our 50-person team has been building Cyc, the world’s only AI that deeply understands what it’s reasoning about (as opposed to what everyone else today calls “AI”: statistical machine learning and limited-logic knowledge-graph searching). Human-level Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) only needs to be created once. Now that we are nearing our goal, would you like to be part of our team that pushes across the finish line? As an Ontological Engineer, you will find and fill gaps in Cyc’s knowledge about common sense, context, and how the world works. You must be exceptionally good at introspecting and articulating what you know and why you believe it. You must also be able to express those things formally as sentences in predicate calculus, the representation language that our AI understands. You should enjoy the challenge of thinking about multiple reasoning paths by which an answer could have been reached and engaging in pro-con reasoning.
What it’s like to work as an OE Team Member
Non-requirements that are plusses:
Cycorp’s AI R&D is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and applications are understood to be for regular, full time employment on-site here. Cycorp is an equal opportunity employer. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination. Cycorp will hire only persons authorized to work in the United States and will verify identity and eligibility for employment, and complete Form I-9 for all new employees on the date of hire.
|How to apply|
Must include a cover letter along with your resume/CV.
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Contact name||Angie Lopez|
|Time created||August 15, 2019, 1:05pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||March 1, 2020, 2:54pm CST|
|Last updated||August 15, 2019, 1:05pm EST|
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We don't have deadlines for receiving resumes. We are always looking for Ontologist to join our team.