Infosys hires key talent for its AI platform Mana to take on IBM’s Watson

Bengaluru: Infosys is betting big on its new artificial intelligence (AI) platform Mana, putting together a core team of key executives and technologists to build it into a separate organisation of sorts. The country’s second largest software exporter has hired a number of these 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 and help the company general billions of dollars in revenue. “We’ve already hired a few guys from the Valley, we are hiring a few guys from here. (Mana) requires a different level of skill,” said Samson David, global head of cloud, infrastructure and security at Infosys, who has now also been tasked by CEO Vishal Sikka…


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