Research in Aachen, Germany’s westernmost city, is focused primarily on Alexa. Teams at this location are conducting research and development in all aspects of conversational AI and natural-language processing to allow Alexa to understand user requests more accurately, in more languages, and for a more diverse set of skills. Researchers here are also working on various AWS projects such as Amazon Monitron and Amazon Transcribe.
Scientists in Aachen conduct research in a variety of disciplines, including natural language understanding, speech processing, deep learning, and automatic speech recognition, among others.
Working in Aachen
Amazon provides scientists room to take risks and fail; a community for collaboration and support for continued learning; and the opportunity to have an impact at global scale. Scientists are encouraged to engage with the research community in many forms, from attending conferences and writing research papers, to contributing to open-source, and public datasets.
Aachen is the location of one of Europe's leading science and research institutions, RWTH Aachen University, which has more than 45,000 enrolled students who contribute to a lively city life. Aachen borders on the countries of Belgium and The Netherlands, also called the tri-border region, with diverse cultural and linguistic influences. Aachen is about an hour drive or train ride away from Cologne, and not far away from Maastricht and Brussels, neighbored by the beautiful hilly landscape and leisure areas of Eifel and Ardennes.
Our Aachen scientists collaborate with universities and other institutions around the globe. To see a summary of some of Amazon’s scientific collaborations, visit our academic collaborations page.