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US-based technology company, Wave Computing, believes Filipinos who are in the field of science can excel in exploring the world of artificial intelligence (AI).

Derek Meyer, chief executive officer at Wave Computing, said his company would be expanding in the Philippines given its evident potential to embrace advanced technologies.

He said Wave Computing is set to open its first office in Bonifacio Global City, and seeks to hire 15 to 20 people to bring to the AI field.

“Our doors are open, we’re actively working right now, and we’re hoping to get our first employees in a few weeks,” he said.

Meyer targets to make a team of data engineers and data scientists to lead its operation in the country.

The ranking official also said they are attracted to the Philippines’ immense data amid the country’s fast-growing sectors of manufacturing, business process outsourcing, financial, among others.

“Again this is about monetizing the data and mining that data. With so much data in the Philippines, we think it’s a good opportunity to have that data and take advantage of that,” he said.

For Rufino Olay 3rd, vice president at Wave Computing, said through this plan they could support the Filipinos to stay with their families while providing all their needs.

“I think what we’re going to do is provide that, instead of them having a brain drain and go overseas,” he said.

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