AI Researcher

Birds.ai is a rapidly growing AI company, looking for a full-time (1.0 FTE) AI researcher to join our team.

Birds.ai analyses thousands of images to find defects on assets like wind turbine. Of course we don't go through these images manually, WE use an AI to find these defects for us. The AI goes through all the images and sorts them. It puts the images that show a defect at the top. It can even precisely pinpoint the location of the defect by drawing a box on top of the image. And finally, using these boxes it can automatically deliver reports that give an overview of the types of defects found on, for example, a wind turbine blade.

Mission

  • Use deep learning (Artificial Intelligence) to find defects on assets such as wind turbines in images collected by drones.

  • Build AI that can be scaled easily to different business cases (inspection, agriculture, wildlife conservation).

  • Turn Artificial Intelligence into Artificial Inspectors that will give advice on repairs and predict failures from happening at all.


Outcomes

  • Research on and implementation of a deep ConvNet for defect detection.

  • Research on and implementation of a deep ConvNet to detect any object in aerial imagery (agriculture, inspection, wildlife conservation).

  • Research ways with which we can quickly fine-tune our existing models to perform well on new types of data with little (< 100 examples) training data.

  • Research ways in which we can fine-tune models without forgetting previously learned classifying parameters to speed up training and enable the detector to learn while detecting.


Competencies

Requirements:

  • Experienced in developing practical machine learning applications, with a track record and/or a PhD in machine learning.

  • Pragmatic attitude, and ability to rapidly iterate and evolve ideas into working applications.

  • Desire to collaborate in a team of researchers and software developers.

  • Ability to solve challenges independently.
  • Willing to become the best at what you do.

  • Project planning skills; being able to take a long-term goal and break it up into achievable steps.

  • A resident of the EU, or eligible for a Dutch working permit. Willing to move to the Netherlands.

Good knowledge of:

  • 3+ years of industry or academic experience with machine learning, preferably also deep learning.

  • 3+ years of creating high quality code in Python/C++ or similar languages.

  • Calculus, linear algebra and statistics.

  • Principles of software quality.

  • Agile software development principles (Scrum).


Perks and Benefits

  • Decent salary and participation in our equity plan

  • Travel compensation

  • Office equipment (e.g. laptop and external screen)

  • An office in RoboValley, the robotics hub of the Netherlands

  • Monthly team building events, Tosti Tuesday’s, Birds.talks and Friday after work drinks

  • A driven, close and open team