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Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Zach Anderson Jan 04, 2024 15:50

Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 AI, focusing on secure, enterprise-grade GenAI software, with diverse industry applications.

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel Corporation has announced the formation of Articul8 AI, Inc., an independent company focusing on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) software platforms for enterprise customers. This move represents a strategic initiative by Intel to expand its footprint in the rapidly evolving AI sector.

Articul8 AI, Inc., which operates independently, was formed with the intellectual property and technology developed at Intel. The company aims to offer a full-stack, vertically-optimized, and secure GenAI software platform. The platform is designed to keep customer data, training, and inference within the enterprise security perimeter, addressing major concerns around privacy and security in AI adoption. Additionally, it provides deployment flexibility with options for cloud, on-premises, or hybrid models​​.

The leadership of Articul8 AI is led by Arun Subramaniyan, formerly the vice president and general manager in Intel’s Data Center and AI Group, now serving as its CEO. This appointment signifies a continuation of Intel's commitment to leveraging its deep AI and high-performance computing (HPC) domain knowledge for enterprise-grade GenAI deployments​​.

DigitalBridge Ventures, the venture initiative of DigitalBridge Group, played a key role as the lead investor in Articul8. Alongside Intel, a group of established venture investors, including Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures, and Zain Group, have taken equity stakes in Articul8. This diverse investment backing underscores the confidence in Articul8's potential to drive digital infrastructure through GenAI​​.

Articul8's platform has been optimized on Intel hardware architectures, including Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Gaudi® accelerators, highlighting the synergy between Intel's hardware capabilities and Articul8's software expertise. The platform supports a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives, demonstrating its versatility in various deployment scenarios. Early deployments at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have proven the platform's capability in industries that demand high security and specialized domain knowledge, such as financial services, aerospace, semiconductors, and telecommunications​​.

The creation of Articul8 is a testament to Intel's strategy of driving AI adoption in the enterprise sector. Articul8's GenAI software platform is designed to be infrastructure and hardware-agnostic, allowing companies to build, deploy, and manage secure GenAI applications rapidly and cost-effectively. This approach is expected to transform customer data into actionable insights, delivering lasting business value across various mission-critical industries​​.

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