Man Vs Machine: At Wipro, Artificial Intelligence Is About To Do The Job Of 3000 Engineers

ADVERTISEMENT The future is uncertain. At least for the 3,000 software engineers whose tasks are about to be replaced by an artificial intelligence (AI) tool at Wipro. Mint’s Varun Sood reports that Wipro is all set to use “Holmes,” its artificial intelligence wizard to automate certain projects and this, in turn, will free up 3,000 engineers from “mundane” software maintenance jobs. This step is expected to save the company about $46.5 million as it tries to strengthen profitability in what is becoming an increasingly uncertain environment for outsourcing companies. Wipro also plans to sell this artificial intelligence tool to new and existing clients this year and earn anywhere between $60 million to $70 million, according to the report. The AI platform will be deployed at the company’s ‘fixed-price’ projects, which…


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