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Your Summer Sleep Guide With Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus

The Sleep Doctor Dr. Michael Breus joined us live with your summer sleep survival guide. For more info on Dr. Michael Breus, you can go to his website.

CVS Investing $10 Million in Effort to Fight E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

E-cigarette use among teens is up. CVS is about to invest $10 million to try to reverse the trend. CVS Health, which merged with health insurer Aetna last year in the largest health care deal in history, said it will award the funds to support programs focused on youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention. “The spread of e-cigarette use among youth jeopardizes the progress made in reducing smoking over the last two decades,” Troyen Brennan, CVS Health’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “By […]

Trial for Navy SEAL Accused of Killing Islamic State Prisoner to Begin Monday

The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the removal of the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense team’s emails and suggestions by President Donald Trump that he may pardon the defendant. Gallagher has pleaded not guilty […]

3rd Child Dies After Alleged Drunken Driver Crashed Into Family’s Modesto Home: CHP

Authorities in central California say a 10-year-old girl who lost her mother and two younger sisters when an alleged drunk driver crashed into their home has died. KOVR-TV reports the California Highway Patrol in Modesto confirmed the girl died Saturday in a hospital. Police say the girl’s was critically injured June 9 after 46-year-old Felix Ferdin allegedly crashed his SUV against their small home just outside Modesto. The girl’s mother, 38-year-old Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez, and two of her daughters, ages 5 […]

Corona Costco Shooting: LAPD Officer Placed on Admin Duty as Investigation of Deadly Incident Continues

The Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a man inside a Costco store in Corona while off-duty has been placed on administrative duty as the department investigates the incident, LAPD said Monday. Chief Michel Moore would have to sign off on his return, Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA. Authorities are poring through video to figure out how the confrontation between the officer and a man described by family as mentally disabled ended in a shooting that killed the man […]

At Least 2 People Bitten by Sharks in Last 2 Weeks Off North Carolina Coast

Two people have been bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina in the past 14 days, and a third person was bitten by an unknown animal during that time period, officials said. On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten by an animal “believed to be a shark,” according to Village Manager of Bald Head Island Chris McCall. McCall says the child suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident off Bald Head Island’s South Beach. The boy had puncture […]

YouTube Rapper Charged With Pimping and Pandering O.C. Woman; Other Victims Sought; DA

Charges have been filed in Orange County against a YouTube rapper believed to have used his social media following to lure young women into a human trafficking circuit, and investigators said Monday they are seeking possible additional victims. Angel Ortiz Diamond, 31, of Los Angeles, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Authorities arrested Diamond last […]

Poway Synagogue Shooter Inspired by Hitler, New Zealand Gunman: Search Warrant

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant. John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff’s detective that he was inspired by Adolf Hitler and the suspected gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting last March. The search warrant, which as unsealed in a hate crimes case against Earnest, offered […]

Overcrowding, Abuse Seen at Mexico Migrant Detention Center

The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic’s eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce. Women slept in hallways or in the dining hall among rats, cockroaches and pigeon droppings, as children wailed, mothers reused diapers and guards treated everyone with contempt. “They threw us in there like little animals,” a Honduran woman said. Many migrants who cross into southern Mexico end […]

Man Shot, Killed by Police After Opening Fire at Federal Courthouse in Dallas: Authorities

A man opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday before he was shot and killed by federal officers, authorities said. No officers or other citizens were injured at the shooting near the Earle Cabell Federal Building, police said. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, according to FBI special agent in charge Matthew J. DeSarno. DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman […]

Monday Forecast: Patchy Fog and Morning Drizzle

Look for areas of patchy fog and morning drizzle as we head into a new week. Henry DiCarlo has KTLA’s forecast on June 17, 2019.

Woman Found Dead in Bakersfield Costco Parking Lot May Have Been Attacked by Dogs: Police

Police investigating the death of a woman in a Costco parking lot in Bakersfield on Sunday believe she may have died after being attacked by one or more dogs, according to local television station KERO. Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway around 6 a.m. after a woman’s body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma, the station reported. The exact cause of death is still […]

Cosmetic Products Send 4,300 Children to ERs Every Year, Study Shows

Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands — especially those of the very young — these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids in the United States younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, according to estimates in a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Researchers looked at the type of product, route of exposure, […]

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Ousted Egyptian Pres. Mohammed Morsi Dies After Collapsing in Court, State TV Reports

Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. A few […]

New Hampshire Woman Arrested After Shoving 11-Year-Old Dog Into Lake, Watching It Drown: Police

A New Hampshire woman faces an animal cruelty charge after pushing her 11-year-old dog into a lake and watching it drown. Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday. She is accused of taking her golden Labrador Retriever to Wasserman Park in Merrimack, about 29 miles south of Concord, on June 8 and then pushing it from a dock where it struggled to swim and eventually drowned, police said in a news release. An investigation by the department’s animal control officer found the […]

Part of Bourbon Warehouse Collapses in Kentucky, Affecting 4,000 Barrels

Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm. News outlets report the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse was reported early Monday. Master Distiller Jacob Call says around 20,000 barrels are stored at the location and it appears that about 4,000 were affected. He says it appears most barrels remain intact. Call says engineers will be out later Monday to try to determine what caused the collapse. It’s unclear if weather played a role. […]

Study Predicts Future Summers Will ‘Smash’ Temperature Records Every Year

If you think it’s hot now, you haven’t seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will “smash” temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, “pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.” The scientists who authored the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, used 22 climate models to game out exactly how hot these summer temperatures would be. They determined that by the end of […]

40 Retired Racehorses Removed From San Jacinto Ranch Due to Alleged Neglect, Starvation

Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a San Jacinto sanctuary that is accused of neglecting and starving the animals. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Monday that many of the horses taken from the California Equine Retirement Foundation were so skinny that their ribs were protruding. The operator acknowledges some horses need to be fattened up, but denies any are critically underweight. Foundatoin CEO Carrie Ard tells the newspaper that that the […]

Police Seek Help Finding Gunman Who Fatally Shot 18-Year-Old Man in Wilmington

Police are asking the public for help in their search for a gunman who shot and killed an 18-year-old man in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Harbor area early Sunday morning. The shooting was reported about 4:15 a.m. near the 800 block of North Island Avenue, The Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. Arriving officers found the victim, identified as Jose Guadalupe Vera, down on the sidewalk and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews pronounced […]

Chatbot Engineer, Sr. Manager

Pfizer Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 2 months ago

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) CoE’s mission is to deliver world-class Artificial Intelligence and Automation solutions to enable transformational value and insights to drive Pfizer’s business performance. Our team consists of highly driven, business savvy, technically talented people who strive to deliver innovative solutions that enable Pfizer’s business strategies.

Pfizer AI CoE is looking for a talented and hands on Chatbot Solutions Engineer to drive the engineering and adoption of Conversational UI solutions such as Chatbots and Voice Assistants for engaging with colleagues, HCPs and patient populations.

General scope of the role will be to architect and develop a common framework and reusable objects using Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), API/micro services and mobile/web development methodologies that can be leveraged to deploy conversational UI solutions globally.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess the business requirements and manage design, build and deployment of conversational UI initiatives within AI COE portfolio
  • Participate in the effort of shaping the architecture and design of conversational UI solutions by actively helping the team in choosing the right technology, methodology and solving technical problems
  • Provide thought leadership in development of Conversational UI solutions through design and code reviews, partial development and application of reusable components, hands-on unit testing, and signoff for production deployment
  • Architect, design, and support the build of reusable components such as APIs, Frameworks, and ML models to promote configuration based ("zero" coding) approach to building conversational UI solutions
  • Build Conversational UI prototypes and PoCs to showcase value of AI and digital assistant to business stakeholders
  • Passionate about hands-on coding, testing, releasing, monitoring, and supporting working software in production
  • Has depth and breadth of knowledge across multiple software engineering disciplines
  • Self-Driven - actively looks for ways to contribute Has a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship, takes pride in the code they write and believes that good software development includes good testing, documentation, and collaboration
  • Collaborates, builds consensus, and iteratively improves solutions
  • Work across matrix organization and geographically dispersed virtual teams

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years of programming language experience in Python, Java, .NET, Node.js, Javascript,
  • 5+ years of experience developing web and mobile applications
  • 2+ years’ experience in embedding Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP/NLU into applications
  • 2+ years’ experience with developing chatbots or voice assistant solutions (i.e.: Alexa skills)
  • 2+ years’ experience developing micro services and REST APIs
  • 2+ years’ experience developing and deploying applications on public cloud
  • 2+ years’ experience database technologies such as MongoDB, Oracle, Elastic
  • Understanding and demonstrated use of design patterns
  • Experience with agile software development methods
  • Experience with unit and functional tests, preferably using test driven development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong communications skills

GENERAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Advisor/Consultancy : Provides well-informed advice, typically within a specific technical specialization, ensuring that it is properly understood and appropriately exploited, to enhance the effectiveness of significant activities. Provides advice on technical aspects of Conversational UI and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
  • Technical Acumen : Maintains knowledge of specific technologies provides detailed advice regarding their application, executes specialized tasks.
  • Thought Leadership & Advocacy: Develop awareness of industry developments and best practices Provide thought leadership in emerging technologies as they relate to AI and Conversational UI
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to develop visually simple and appealing PowerPoint presentations and be comfortable with articulating and communicating with the right authority and messaging to a broad range of stakeholders

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details:

  • This position may sit in La Jolla, CA, Peapack, NJ, New York, NY, Collegeville, PA

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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