Reliance Jio has begun the hiring process for its AI team under Akash Ambani, reported Mint.
The firm has already started the recruitment process for its Bengaluru based AI team and is looking out for people who can work on machine learning and blockchain, the report said.
“Reliance Jio has hired a few senior people who will build this team...the company wants to set up this team in either Bengaluru or Hyderabad.... Akash Ambani is taking keen interest in this and is expected to lead this initiative,” the report said citing unidentified source.
The development comes as the company is attempting to expand its already sizeable footmark in the telecom sector, the daily said, adding that the push towards AI comes at a time when its rivals in the market are making concrete steps in the same direction.
“Recognising patterns where large numbers are involved is the core of Artificial Intelligence. Reliance Jio could use it to figure out how best to run a network, deploy capacity, what to bundle, which services to target across regions, among others. Artificial intelligence can also help a telco better monetise usage of data on its pipe and strategise its content push,” a sector expert was quoted saying in the report.
Last month, Reliance Jio launched ‘JioInteract’, an artificial intelligence-based platform for movie promotion and brand engagement.
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