Koko’s mission is to bring well-being to everyone.

At its heart, Koko is a peer to peer network that offers evidence-based, emotional support wherever people exist online. As is often the case with large networks, our data has unlocked exciting new opportunities. We are using this data to build machines that can interact with people at deep, emotional levels.

We are building empathetic machines 🤖💞

Koko was originally conceived at the MIT Media Lab and is now based in NY. It has raised funding from Union Square Ventures and Omidyar Network and is growing fast through partnerships with very large social communities.

The lead engineer for "data" at Koko will be obsessed with using data to build exceptional products using state of the art tools and algorithms. You’ll be building classifiers to detect nuanced emotional states such as whether someone is at risk of harming themselves or whether a response created by the community is empathetic. You’ll also develop new data products, such as an information retrieval system that re-purposes existing data to help distressed users in real-time.

Requirements:

Location: NY (remote a possibility for the right candidate)

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