Anthem snags former Google leader to manage AI

Anthem hired former Google leader Udi Manber to head up its artificial intelligence program, a spokesperson from the health insurer confirmed with CNBC.

Mr. Manber ran engineering for Google's search products. Prior to joining Google, he served in senior roles at Amazon and Yahoo.

People familiar with the matter told CNBC Mr. Manber will lead and is expected to build out Anthem's AI group. He is the first person to take the role at Anthem, and is the latest technologist to move into the healthcare space.

Other insurers, such as UnitedHealth Group, have posted dozens of job openings for data scientists. Health insurance startups Devoted Health and Oscar Health are also on the prowl for digital experts as they look to modernize the industry.

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