A new colleague for human computation

Human Computation is the active involvement of human contributors to data and knowledge organization; some notable examples are crowdsourcing platforms like Mechanical Turk and challenge-response tests like reCAPTCHA that, while distinguishing humans from robots, also assist books digitization. When computational problems cannot be fully solved automatically, harnessing human intelligence provides a solution by involving people to carry out specific tasks in a knowledge-intensive process.

Cefriel has been working on Human Computation solutions by successfully designing, implementing, deploying and evaluating playful applications to engage target users. The main research challenges are: engaging human contributors in intelligent processing workflows; exploiting tangible and intangible rewards to incentivize people; improving data processing by combining human and machine intelligence (human in the loop).

Now, the team needs to be increased with someone who wants to participate in European collaborative research&development projects. The goal is to design, develop and test Web-based applications contributing to Human Computation pipelines. The candidate will cooperate both with Cefriel internal team and with the network of Italian and European partners involved in such endeavor, in a dynamic and challenging environment. We expect the intern to “learn on the job” with our support; we greatly appreciate proactivity and willingness to try out new technologies and tools beyond the state-of-the-art; working proficiency of the Italian and English languages is highly recommended to work in the team.


Web design and development (mandatory)

Data Management basics (mandatory)

Chatbots/conversational interfaces and Gamification (desired)

Data Analytics/Machine Learning (desired)

Semantic Web technologies (desired)

Duration and place

Duration is to be defined.

The position is available immediately

It is headquartered in Milan

How to apply

Send your cv at job@cefriel.com