Infosys hires from Silicon Valley to strengthen AI platform Mana

BENGALURU: India’s second-largest software exporter Infosys is betting heavily that its new artificial intelligence (AI) platform Mana will help the company potentially generate billions of dollars in revenue, even as it puts together a core team of key executives and technologists around the platform which has been built into a separate organisation of sorts.Infosys has hired a number of executives from some of Silicon Valley’s largest companies, as it attempts to build a top-notch cognitive computing system that it believes can potentially rival IBM’s flagship cognitive computing system Watson .Some of these include former Google executive Sudhir Jha who has been hired as a senior vice president to head product management and strategy around Mana, according to an executive familiar with the development who requested anonymity .Jha is reporting to…


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