Intel Collaborates with DigitalBridge to Launch Articul8 AI for Enterprise Software
Tech giant Intel has announced the formation of a new platform company named Articul8 AI to expand its presence in the AI-driven enterprise software market.
This initiative is backed by the Boca Raton, Florida-based asset management and investment firm, DigitalBridge.
Articul8 AI, derived from the phrase "Articulate AI," emerges from a successful proof-of-concept that originated from Intel's partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in May of the previous year.
According to reports from Reuters, Intel combined its advanced hardware with a blend of open-source and proprietary software to devise a sophisticated generative AI system.
This system is adept at analyzing text and images and has been operational within BCG's data centers to fulfill specific security requirements.
The development of this cutting-edge system has been a two-year journey within Intel, with recent enhancements tailored to BCG's distinct needs, as highlighted by CRN.
While BCG initially served as the exclusive distributor and consumer of the system, Intel has since broadened its horizons.
The platform, which is inherently designed for Intel hardware but is compatible with other alternatives, is now accessible to sectors such as financial services, aerospace, semiconductor, telecommunications, and more.
These industries demand rigorous security measures and specialized expertise, as articulated by an Intel representative.
Highlighting the platform's capabilities, the Intel spokesperson communicated to TechCrunch that Articul8's AI software is meticulously crafted to meet enterprise requirements.
It prioritizes rapid deployment, scalability, security, and cost-effectiveness. Importantly, the platform ensures that customer data and AI processes remain within the enterprise's security parameters.
Furthermore, clients have the flexibility to choose between cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid deployment options.
Arun Subramaniyan, who previously held the position of VP and GM at Intel's data center and AI group, is set to helm Articul8 AI as its CEO.
The Articul8 team predominantly consists of former Intel professionals, and Intel will maintain a significant but undisclosed ownership stake in the venture.
Aside from Intel and DigitalBridge, Articul8's investor roster boasts prominent names such as Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures, and Zain Group.
Emphasizing the synergies between Intel and Articul8, the spokesperson conveyed that both entities will maintain a strategic alignment.
Intel intends to integrate Articul8's advanced AI software for internal applications while also offering it to external clients through a collaborative marketing approach.
This strategic alliance aims to bolster Intel's computational offerings and harness Articul8's expertise as Intel seeks to expand its presence in the burgeoning generative AI market.
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