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The Fusemachines AI Fellowship Program targets aspiring tech/software engineering graduates. The fellowship grantees will collaborate with Fusemachines DR under the supervision from Fusemachines Inc at New York. The scholarship program is geared towards working on solutions focusing using Natural Language Processing, Computer vision and Machine Learning techniques to address real-world problems. Fusemachines headquartered in New York, United States will train 25 highly qualified next generation Artificial Intelligence engineers in partnership with various institutions in the United States. Students and professionals in computer science are invited to apply for full-time Scholarship. This is highly selective merit based scholarship. Applicants should have an interest in natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge representation, semantics, question answering, textual entailment, or computer vision. The selected students will be paired with a mentor and participate in Fusemachines’s groundbreaking work. Founded in 2012 Fusemachines employees more than 140 employees, building sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems that solve various consumer/business problems. We deploy our team based in Nepal, NY, Canada and to solve some of the hardest problems in Artificial intelligence and Big Data with data services. Our team are the top 1% talent in trained in Machine Learning, Data Science and Natural Language Processing.

Story from the Founder

Sameer Maskey


Sameer Maskey, professor at Columbia University and CEO of Fusemachines Inc has been teaching AI and building AI products for many years now. In fact, he released Nepali Speech Synthesizer, making computer speak Nepali in 2001 with a presentation at NAST. Since then, he has always been intrigued by intelligent machines. He got his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University and kept on building machines that can talk. He built Nepali to English simple speech to speech translator and then went to work on advanced Speech to Speech translation projects at IBM Watson Research.

He always thought there is a talent pool that is ready to be tapped in Nepal. Nepali engineers have raw talent but lack the required training to compete with the world. Hence, he started a company and started training Nepali engineers in various AI technologies. Today the pool of engineers in Nepal with training from Fusemachines has exceeded 60 engineers. Fusemachines’s engineering team has built many advanced AI products that sell around the world and compete against products built in Silicon Valley.

In order to scale AI training and jump start AI interest to wider audience of students, He along with executive team at Fusemachines decided to create a training program. The training program will train 25 students. He believes that this program will lead to:

  • Skill and capacity development of engineers
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence for social causes