Artificial Intelligence for Newsly cross-platform application-BC-518

Discipline(s) souhaitée: Génie - informatique / électrique, Génie, Informatique, Sciences mathématiques, Mathématiques
Entreprise: Newsly
Durée du projet: Flexible
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Langue exigée: English
Emplacement(s): Vancouver, BC, Canada; Canada
Nombre de postes: 2
Établissements préférés: Université Simon Fraser, Université de la Colombie-Britannique

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Au sujet de l’entreprise: 

Newsly is a recently founded start-up that was born as part of the Founder Institute accelerator. The company is developing an audio-news aggregator mobile cross platform application that makes content personalized articles into podcasts. This application will allow users get daily news about the topics and people they defined, from all news websites and social networks, reading it to them through natural text to speech.

Veuillez décrire le projet.: 

The objective of the project is to implement AI mechanisms that will make the article reading sound natural and appealing to the user in a form similar to podcasts.  The research will have to work to deliver a natural text by performing speech tone and sentiment analysis. The project will be also looking at working on an AI algorithm to suggest articles to the users, according to their pre-defined preferences.

Expertise ou compétences exigées: 

We are looking for a candidate:

  • with machine learning and AI capabilities preferably in the field of Text-To-Speech and transforming formal text to colloquial.
  • strong Python programming skills
  • ASR experience - advantage