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Internship positions for 2024 (we are primarily searching for Master 2 level applications, but may consider PhD internship applications):

Interactive Teaching of System 2 Reasoning for Large Language Models, internship supervised by Cédric Colas and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, located in Bordeaux
(techniques: LLMs that generate and execute code, in-context learning, interactive learning with humans in the loop in real time, cognitive architectures)

Studying the impact of RL-based grounding on LLMs, Master 2 level internship co-supervised by Clément Romac, Thomas Carta and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, located in Bordeaux (techniques: Deep RL for LLMs, testing world models, curiosity-driven exploration)

Studying the socio-cognitive abilities of LLMs, Master 2 level internship co-supervised by Grgur Kovac and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, located in Bordeaux (techniques: Deep RL for LLMs, tests inspired by methods in psychology)

Emergence, control and open-ended evolution in cellular automata, Master 2 level internships supervised by Clément Moulin-Frier, Gautier Hamon, and Bert Chan, located in Bordeaux (techniques: differentiable cellular automata, curiosity-driven exploration algorithms, evolutionary processes)

We are also searching for internship applications for a cool project combining Lenia, foundations models/LLMs and autotelic curiosity-driven learning (but no precise description available here, send us an email :)) ! For this one, email Cedric Colas and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (and using [application] in object/header of email).

Evolving large populations of adaptive neural agents in ecologically plausible environments,, located in Bordeaux. Master 2 level internship supervised by Clément Moulin-Frier and Gautier Hamon.

Internship topic at EvidenceB edTech startup (located in Paris):
LLMs for automated generation of exercises in educational technologies

Call for software engineer positions:
Development of a Software Architecture for Automated discovery of self-organising patterns in complex systems
Large-scale simulator for research and teaching in Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life

Call for postdoc application: we are searching for postdoc applicants in domains including curiosity-driven autotelic learning, LLMs + DeepRL, LLMs that learn to code or to do maths, AI for education, cognitive sciences related to modeling and understanding curiosity-driven learning in humans. Contact Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (see instructions above)