Project Cortex is a Microsoft 365 initiative that applies advanced artificial intelligence to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps you use every day. In this internship we will look to adapt the probabilistic models at the core of the knowledge mining technology which powers Project Cortex. In particular, we are interested in generalising the underlying probabilistic models to multiple natural languages and demonstrating their effectiveness on real-world large-scale data. To do so, we will work closely with the relevant Project Cortex engineering teams. If successful, this work will allow end users to discover knowledge in many languages. The internship hence has the potential for high impact on top-tier Microsoft 365 markets. This is a virtual internship. Successful applicants will have to reside in the UK at the start of their internship (before July 2021). The duration of this internship is 12 weeks. Responsibilities Work in a team of researchers and software engineers to develop and evaluate probabilistic models for knowledge mining on real-world large-scale data. Qualifications Required: · Master's degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, or Physics · Experience in and passion for software engineering · Knowledge of and passion for Bayesian statistics · Effective communication skills · Ability to work in a team Beneficial: · Familiarity with the Microsoft stack (Azure, .NET, etc.) · Experience with a probabilistic programming framework (Infer.NET, Edward, Pyro, etc.) · Experience in developing and deploying large-scale machine learning systems · Experience in productizing research Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.