SAP India to double AI talent base, add 3,000 jobs
SAP India, the Indian arm of German software giant SAP SE, is planning to double its share of global SAP patents and add 3,000 jobs per year as it bets bigger on artificial intelligence (AI).
SAP Labs India Managing Director Sindhu Gangadharan said the company expects to increase its share of global SAP patents to 50% from 25% currently. It also plans to double its AI talent base to 10,000 by 2024.
“We are hiring 3,000 new joinees every year,” Gangadharan said in an interview. “We want to make sure that we have the right talent to drive our AI journey.”
SAP Labs India employs over 15,000 people and is headquartered in Bengaluru. It is the company’s largest research and development (R&D) center outside of Germany.
Gangadharan said SAP is investing heavily in AI to help its customers automate their businesses and improve their decision-making. The company is also using AI to develop new products and services.
“Through AI, India can solidify its IT supremacy,” Gangadharan said.
SAP’s investment in AI is part of a broader trend in the tech industry. Companies from banks to big tech are investing heavily in AI to automate tasks, improve customer service, and develop new products and services.
The use of AI is also raising concerns about job losses and the potential for bias. Gangadharan said SAP is committed to responsible AI development and is working with governments and regulators to ensure that AI is used in a safe and ethical way.
“There should be a great amount of responsibility barriers with flexibility to the end-user,” she said.
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