AI Algorithm Engineer for Fungicide Application (Intern)

  Posted: April 11, 2024
  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  Type: In-Person
  Internship Program: Clean Tech
  Hourly rate: $21
  Hours per Week: 40
  Start Date: May 1, 2024
  End Date: November 30, 2024

Job Description

Fusarium head blight (FHB) significantly impacts wheat yield and quality, with climate change worsening the issue. Producers must evaluate the economic benefits of fungicide application and identify the optimal timing for FHB control. This project aims to revolutionize wheat farming by developing geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) driven applications. These applications guide producers on whether, when, and where to apply fungicides for FHB control, overcoming the constraints of manual, time-consuming observations, and minimizing fungicide use.

As an AI algorithm engineer, you understand and analyze our high-quality labeled training imagery provided by our data scientist group. You will assist our senior algorithm engineers to explore, test, and refine our AI-based and GeoAI-based models through tests with local field data.

Knowledge and Skills

• Deep understanding of statistics and experience with machine learning algorithms.
• Strong programming skills in Python, PyTorch, Tensorflow and/or other ML languages and frameworks.
• Experience working with open-source machine learning and computer vision libraries.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Explore, develop, customize, test, qualify, and refine our AI and GeoAI-based models through tests with real-world local field data.
• Explore open-source AI algorithms and our own AI algorithms and develop methods to enhance our AI model accuracy and reliability.
• Develop working prototypes of algorithms, evaluate, and compare metrics based on our real-world datasets.
• Provide design input specifications, requirements, and guidance to software engineers for algorithm implementation

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field is required.

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