Pittsburgh is a key innovation hub for Alexa and for the International Technology (INTech) team. The Alexa Hybrid Science team builds automatic speech recognition and spoken language understanding models that run on resource-constrained devices. This team owns the research and model-building technology that enables an Alexa experience when there is no internet connectivity, or when serving the request locally improves the customer experience.
Scientists in Pittsburgh are conducting research in various disciplines, including natural language processing, automatic speech recognition, machine translation, information retrieval, spoken language understanding, edge computing, and text-to-speech.
Working in Pittsburgh
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 code, and public datasets.
With rapid job growth in technology, medicine, and education, Pittsburgh offers affordable housing and is annually ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. Visit world-class museums like the Andy Warhol Museum or stroll through hilly neighborhoods with renowned universities like Carnegie Mellon. With its three rivers and numerous parks, Pittsburgh offers outdoor recreation, from biking to kayaking and skiing.
Our Pittsburgh 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.