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Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Overview

Seattle, WA
51 to 200 employees
2014
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a world-renowned ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to contribute to humanity
through high-impact AI research and engineering.

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence – Why Work For Us?


Our Story

AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a world-renowned researcher and professor in the field of AI and computer science.

Situated on the shores of Lake Union, AI2 employs over 40 of the world’s best scientific talent in the field of AI, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. AI2 prides itself on the diversity and collaboration of its team, and takes a results-oriented approach to complex challenges in AI.

AI2 has undertaken four main projects, Aristo, Semantic Scholar, Euclid and Plato to drive fundamental advances in science and medicine through AI. Meet our team, review our projects, and see our advisors and collaborators.

As a Researcher

Research scientists at AI2 have the opportunity to drive high-impact results via both goal-oriented research and their own creative approaches. AI2's research organization is a diverse, multinational team with a range of backgrounds and expertise including NLP, machine learning (including deep learning), machine reading, large-scale inference, and computer vision.

As an Engineer

AI2 engineers solve hard problems while enjoying a dynamic, small company atmosphere. Working alongside our team of world-class researchers, our engineering team builds the infrastructure we need to to make a significant impact in the field of Artificial Intelligence. If you like working with algorithms and distributed computing while pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, AI2 could be a great fit for you.

As an Intern

Our interns typically join AI2 for three-month stints, and leave having made substantial research contributions. Interns take on one significant project and work closely with a mentor. Interns at AI2 hit the ground running, and typically leave with positive learning experiences and publishable results.

Our Perks

  • Medical

    Stay happy and healthy with our excellent medical, dental and vision benefits.

  • 401k

    Let your hard-earned money work even harder for you.

  • Visa Sponsorship

    Not in the US? Not a problem to work with us.

  • Family Leave

    Family comes first at AI2. Spend extra time with the newest addition to your family on us.

  • Paid Vacation

    Time off to enjoy yourself wherever you want to go.

  • Stocked Kitchen

    Plenty of goodies and drinks to keep your brain moving.

  • Kayaks

    Spend some time relaxing or exercising on beautiful Lake Union.

  • Bikes

    Good for your body, and the environment!

  • Ping Pong

    We regularly have both friendly and competitive bouts on our onsite table.

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    Pros

    The work and culture at AI2 both reflect its unusual status as a stably-funded non-profit. The work is interesting and motivated by solving interesting problems and bringing useful products to real people. The culture is friendly and academic feeling without being competitive.

    Cons

    While the location is idyllic in many ways, it's not central, and it's not easy to do things like pop over to the post office at lunchtime, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to keep balancing the intensity needed to deliver results with the breathing space to do quality work.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Seattle, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    They first send you an offline assignment which is code-reviewed on call with an engineer. There is another phone screen where an engineer will discuss a problem with you for an hour and you are expected to write code, analyze time complexity and optimizations.

    You then proceed to the onsite rounds consisting of 6 technical interviews. Each interview has a focus area - algorithms, problem solving, architecture, etc. I had two rounds on architecture where the problem could be completely open ended like design a social network and the discussion grows from there.

    Make sure you practice analyzing time and space complexity really well, and have good understanding of architecture (pros / cons of design). The rest will basically be discussing problems relating to strings , discrete math, graphs and writing a neat solution.

    The engineers here are smart and passionate. It was a pleasure talking to them.

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Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2017
  • Happiest Company Award, TINYpulse, 2015

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