Unlikely AI is a contrarian Artificial Intelligence start-up founded by William Tunstall-Pedoe . William is best known for his key role in the creation of Alexa following the acquisition by Amazon of his first start-up, the voice assistant company Evi. Unlikely AI is his next start-up with ambitions to exceed that earlier success.

We are building an extremely exciting AI platform and associated applications using novel and potentially revolutionary techniques. The company has just raised a very large ($20m) seed round reflecting the excitement investors have in the technology, team and potential of the business. We are looking to build a world-class technology team to realise the extraordinary possibilities of what we are doing.

Applied Scientists at Unlikely AI, work the full project lifecycle: from literature to POC to production. You will have a key role in delivering products, starting with literature review, creating proof of concepts using cutting edge technology including the latest Machine Learning techniques, collaborating with colleagues to implement and test your ideas, and helping deliver your solutions to production.

As a Senior Applied Scientist you will help in providing technical leadership within Applied Science and across the company.

In addition to this, you will also:

Convert cutting edge research into real products

Design, build and experiment with cutting edge technologies

Drive the design, development, and execution of scientific research projects

Write software that is built and deployed in production systems

Communicate complex solutions to colleagues

Analyse & inspect large scale datasets


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6+ years of hands-on experience in deep learning

2+ years of experience applying deep learning to NLP for example Large Language Models LLMs,Sequence to Sequence models such as Neuro – Machine Translation (NMT) and seq2seq parsers.

Experience utilising & deploying transformer modelsDeep knowledge of machine learning fundamentals

Strong coding skills in Python, including the use of pytorch or tensorflow

Enthusiasm to learn and get up to speed with cutting edge technologies which you may not already be deeply familiar with

Strong verbal and written communication skillsCloud

A clear track record of mentorship and coaching others


Use of Python libraries that encourage best practice such as pytest, pylint, black etcML OpsDocker, K8s

Start-up experience


Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Unlikely AI

Unlikely AI is a talented group that is approaching artificial intelligence from a daring, fresh angle.