Toronto offers research opportunities that span many Amazon divisions, including Alexa, Prime Video, Sponsored Products, and Amazon Web Services. Sponsored Products helps merchants, retail vendors, and brand owners succeed via native advertising. Alexa scientists are working to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding.
Scientists in Toronto are conducting research across a number of disciplines, incluading deep learning, economics, machine learning, recommender systems, natural language processing, entity resolution, and automated speech recognition.
Working in Toronto
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.
Toronto is widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world with more than 180 dialects spoken among locals. A dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower, it also features abundant green spaces, including the 400-acre High Park, the Toronto Islands (the largest in the continent of North America), huge sports/concert spaces like the Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre, and Canada’s largest zoo.
Our Toronto 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.