Artificial Intelligence experts require a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. Higher-level positions may require a specific master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence. Below we outline the 20 top questions and answers that you may encounter in your interview.
1. Why Are You Interested In This Role?
“I am interested in this role because my skills, knowledge, and background are a perfect fit for the role. My background in Computer Science has prepared me well to excel in this position. I am also keen on joining this organization because it is a game-changer in the field of Information Technology. I believe that my goals align well with the mission and vision of the organization. I am also keen on joining an organization that is committed to developing its staff as well as looking out for the society in which it operates,”
2. What Are The Roles Of Artificial Intelligence Experts?
“Artificial intelligence will be an innovator in the technology industry for the foreseeable future. As a result, roles may change depending on the industry’s needs. Among the roles that I expect to handle is the personalization of things which involves tailoring the services to the needs of the individual consumer. I will also be involved in task automation and better engagement with the customers. I will also be involved in developing applications that can give the customer’s product recommendations.”
3. What Are The Qualities That An Artificial Intelligence Expert Need To Be Successful?
“In this role, you should be interested in lifelong learning as things keep changing in this field fast. You need to be persistent and committed to learning new concepts. You should be passionate with an ability to read and understand data. You should be able to derive meaning from the data available. You should also possess relentless drive in search of answers. Curiosity should rule your life as well as creativity to be able to succeed in this role.”
4. What Major Challenges Did You Face During Your Last Role? How Did You Manage Them?
“The main challenge I have experienced in AI is bad data. AI depends on data so that the intended purpose can be realized. For the meaningful conclusion to be made from the data, it has first to be good data. To counter this issue we had to communicate to everyone in the organization that the process of data collection is very important if the organization is going to create something meaningful from it.”
5. Describe Your Daily Routine As An Artificial Intelligence Expert?
“My workday starts at 9 am official. When I get to the office I review any codes that were running overnight. I then review my to-do list for the day. I go through my emails to see if there is anything that needs to be handled immediately and respond to that. I will then continue working on the projects that are still pending. During my lunch hour, I catch up on industry trends by reading my favorite journals. I use this time to improve my knowledge of the trends that are going on in the industry. From 2 pm, I respond to client inquiries and attend meetings to discuss the progress of ongoing projects or requirements in a new project. After the meetings, I resume the coding projects. I leave the office at 6 pm writing the to-do list for the next day.”
6. Describe Briefly About Your Experience
“I have slightly over 4 years of experience in AI specifically machine learning. I have worked with clients to create applications that can offer product suggestions based on the search reports done by the individual client. I have also been involved in many client projects that consist of different models and then develop models that match these requirements. I have also been involved in data cleaning such that we start coding with clean data. I also define the data validation process to be used.”
7. What Kind Of Strategies And Mindset Is Required For This Role?
“This role requires that you have a growth mindset and are committed to continuous learning. You also need to be relentless and committed to realizing results whatever the case. You also need to be creative and interested in analyzing huge volumes of data to make some sense from them. You need to be strategic and come up with realistic timelines for client projects. You also need to be abreast with industry trends to be able to advise the clients effectively.”
8. What Is The Biggest Challenge That You Foresee In This Job?
“The biggest challenge I foresee is the huge volumes of data that need to be processed daily. The integrity of the data determines the quality of products that are developed. The data is collected by the clients and we do not have any control over it. I believe this is a challenge as we do not have direct control of the data collected. It will be important to work with the team and the clients to ensure that the data collected meets the requirements. Cleaning of the data should also be done thoroughly such that the end product is desirable.”
9. How Do You Stay Motivated In Your Work?
“I am motivated by an opportunity to learn every day and that is why I decided to study computer science. I enjoy knowing how things operate and how I can be part of the change-makers in the industry. I get fascinated by developing models that can mimic people’s buying habits and thereby give product suggestions in their social media channels. I also get motivation from working closely with team members and coming up with innovative projects.”
10. Describe A Time When You Failed In This Role And The Lesson You Learnt?
“In my past role, I was involved in a project that did not have clear guidelines. Our data collection strategies were not well defined from the start. In the end, the project failed because the data we had were biased. The poor quality of data affected our results from the project. We ended up starting afresh and defining our data requirements beforehand. This made me learn that when starting a project it is important to define every metric very clearly. It is also important that the problems the project is supposed to solve are well defined. Data is also very important and clean data will ensure that the outcome of the project is better.”
11. Why Do You Feel You Are The Most Suited For This Role?
“I feel I am the most suited for the role since I have handled similar projects in the past. I am also a committed lifelong learner who is interested in ensuring that I am abreast in the current affairs in my industry. I will also be able to bring a new perspective to the department as I do not possess the same mindset as the people who have been in the same organization for a while. I also feel that the job description matches my skills and experience. I would therefore be delighted to be part of the team that the organization counts on in making the projects come to life. ”
12. Share With Us Your Greatest Achievement.
“My greatest achievement is in leading my team to create a chatbot for the company’s website that would assist clients on how to navigate information in the website. We realized that majority of the client wanted to get as much information straight away. We discussed and realized if we had a chatbot that would answer our client’s experiences and give valuable information it would save the company a lot of time in responding to emails mostly answering the same questions every time. We based the information on the questions that were received in the company’s general info email. We had the data and we worked as a team to ensure that the project is a success. It turned out to be a great success in the end.”
13. Are There Real-Life AI Examples That You Can Share With Us?
“There are a lot of examples that use AI in the world. Examples include Google Search Engine which gives recommendations when we start typing. Another example is the ride-sharing applications like Uber which based on your location can pick the nearest driver and customize your ride based on time and price to offer you the best deal. AI is also hugely used in product recommendations. For example, when you search for a particular product, you are likely to start seeing the same products being recommended n your social media sites. Ai also offers spam filters in emails so that you can enjoy the most relevant emails only in your inbox. AI is constantly evolving and has a great influence on our day-to-day work. It has made work easier for various industries such as marketing.”
14. What Are The Main Domains Of AI That You Have Worked With?
“I have worked in a variety of AI projects in my previous role. The ones I have worked with for long periods are robotics, natural language processing, machine learning, and expert systems. I am also committed to continuous learning and therefore able to work in any domain of AI and be successful in it.”
15. Have You Used Machine Learning For Target Marketing?
“Yes, I have used AI for target marketing. In my previous role, we would create algorithms that would ensure our products rank high and that recommendations are made based on a customer’s search statistics and also to help cluster the products that would be sold as one.”
16. What Misconceptions Have You Heard About AI And How Do You Counter That?
“Many misconceptions are being peddled around and some are outright false. For example, AI is dangerous for humans. AI can only be dangerous if it is misused. If used in an intended way then it will be beneficial in assisting humans in handling work better. Another misconception is that AI does not require humans and it will eventually replace them leading to loss of jobs. The truth is that AI cannot do without humans because it depends on data that has been gathered by humans. AI is not going to replace jobs for humans but it is creating new opportunities for humans that are likely to be limitless.”
17. Which Areas Do You Think AI Has Had A Great Impact On And How?
“I believe AI has had a great impact on education, transportation, healthcare, entertainment, and marketing. In Education, AI has transformed the field as it powers it. In transportation, some apps have transformed the industry and allowed transport companies such as Uber to have good business. AI has also transformed the entertainment industry and has allowed a variety of offering to be available to consumers. This in turn ensures that every person’s needs are met simultaneously. In Marketing, it has enabled companies to be able to get real-time statistics on what the potential market is looking for and pushing the products to their feeds.”
18. What Are The Main Issues Facing AI Currently?
“Various challenges are facing the AI industry and among them is a trust issue since there a lot of people who do not even know that it exists. There is also an issue with limited knowledge. The people who know of the existence of AI are not aware of the full potential it offers. There is also an issue with data privacy and security as in the case of a security breach the data may fall in the hands of a hacker, people’s data will be exposed to everyone on the dark web. There is also an issue with data scarcity and the data available is also not of a very good standard. The data determines the outcome of AI and may compromise the systems if it is inadequate and not of the required quality.”
19. What Are The Current Trends To Watch In AI?
“There is likely to be a strong emphasis on ethical and responsible AI to minimize abuse in the industry. We are likely to encounter intelligent and highly automated business processes. We are also likely to see AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) working together. We are also likely to see the emergence of decision intelligence in the market.”
20. Are You A Great Team Player?
“In the past, I have demonstrated great team skills as we worked on realizing different types of projects as per the organization’s objectives. I enjoy being part of a team as it gives me the chance to learn so much as the different team players come on board with different skills and knowledge that they get to share.”
In this role, you are likely to encounter both technical and general interview questions. The above questions and answers give you a great direction in preparing for both of these. Tailor the answers to the field you are interviewing in and you will ace your interview. Happy job hunting.