Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 Generative AI
Intel announced the launch of Articul8, a new generative artificial intelligence software company targeting enterprise customers. This is reported by ReadWrite.
Articul8 was created through Intel’s own research and development, backed by investment firm DigitalBridge and other investors, in an effort to commercialize artificial intelligence technology adapted for business settings.
What is Articul8 AI?
Intel worked with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to create a prototype AI system that can read text and images.
The system uses Intel hardware, as well as open source and proprietary AI models. The platform was launched and optimized on Intel hardware architectures, including Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Gaudi accelerators, but will support a number of hybrid infrastructure alternatives
After customizing the system for BCG over the past year, developers have adapted it for other corporate clients in industries such as finance, aerospace and telecommunications.
Articul8 AI promises a “built-from-the-scratch” AI product for enterprises, optimized for rapid deployment, scalability, security and cost-effectiveness. The system stores customer data, model training, and inferences are made within existing security parameters. Articul8 supports cloud, on-premise or hybrid AI deployments.
Intel and Articul8 plan to work closely together in a strategic partnership and use the Articul8 platform internally and jointly market it to customers.
Former Intel Vice President and CEO Arun Subramanian will lead Articul8 as its first CEO.
The launch of Articul8 is part of CEO Pat Gelsinger’s plan to provide AI offerings that can compete with NVIDIA and make Intel processors more attractive across industries.
“Articul8 is well positioned to deliver tangible business results for Intel and our broader ecosystem of customers and partners. As Intel accelerates AI everywhere, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Articul8.” Gelsinger said.
Intel is one of many Silicon Valley companies that are ramping up development in the field of AI. They have already developed specialized artificial intelligence hardware, Neural Network Processor (NNP) chips, and its Habana labs division focuses specifically on machine learning chips.
DigitalBridge Ventures, the venture capital initiative of DigitalBridge, was the lead investor in Articul8.
In addition, Intel along with a syndicate of prominent venture capital investors including Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures and Zain Group have acquired a stake in the company.
We previously reported that in 2024, Intel plans to mass-produce the 15th generation Arrow Lake with a 2nm (20A) chip.
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