The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has started its hunt for a team of experts to work under Akash Ambani regarding the Artificial Intelligence (AI) of the firm. Apart from AI, the company is also seeking for young people to work on machine learning and blockchain technology (a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded).
It has been reported that Reliance Jio has already appointed some of the senior officials who are responsible for building this team. Akash Ambani is interestingly getting involved in this process and is being assumed to lead the initiative. The company is planning to set up this team in either of the two cities – Hyderabad or Bengaluru.
An artificial intelligence (AI) oriented brand engagement platform called ‘JioInteract’ was launched by Reliance Jio in May. The platform included features like video call centers, video catalogue, and virtual showrooms. The basic objective was to allow users to ask questions and answer to them in the most suitable and significant way. For the same purpose, the company has started its search for the appropriate professionals.
The recruitment procedure for JioInteract has begun in Bengaluru, however, the final location has not been yet finalized. The team would start working on diverse blockchain products after the recruitment process. The popular firm is not leaving any chance to explore the different sources of technology and revenue generation streams in the Indian market.
Jio’s competitor Airtel has appointed Santanu Bhattacharya as the chief data scientist and also built up a team to focus on AI and machine learning. The Airtel team is building creative products and service experience on the network to stand out in the league.
At present, the user base of Jio is over 180 million which came in the market in September 2016. And now, the company searching for new opportunities to grow and take itself forward. Therefore, the firm has started working on AI and blockchain technologies. The company is focusing on bringing engineering experts on board to facilitate innovation. With technology changing at the speed of light, Jio seems to have taken the right step to cater to the changing needs of the people and technology.