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Intel & DigitalBridge launch Articul8 for secure GenAI solutions
Fri, 5th Jan 2024

Global tech giant Intel and investment firm DigitalBridge have announced the launch of Articul8 AI, a standalone company specialising in secure generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) software solutions for the enterprise sector. 

Articul8 will empower enterprises by ensuring their data remains within the company's security perimeter while delivering AI capabilities. Furthermore, the platform offers flexibility with options for cloud, on-premises, or hybrid deployment.

Leveraging technology and intellectual property developed at Intel, Articul8 is now a separate entity but maintains a strategic alignment with its progenitors. In addition to facilitating GenAI adoption, Intel and DigitalBridge anticipate numerous opportunities in their collective marketplaces.

Arun Subramaniyan, former Vice President and General Manager in Intel's' Data Center and AI Group, has been announced as the CEO of Articul8. Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, acknowledged the profound potential of Articul8, highlighting its deep AI technical expertise and strong track record of enterprise-grade GenAI deployments.

"With its deep AI and HPC domain knowledge and enterprise-grade GenAI deployments, Articul8 is well positioned to deliver tangible business outcomes for Intel and our broader ecosystem of customers and partners. As Intel accelerates AI everywhere, we look forward to our continued collaboration with Articul8," said Gelsinger. 

DigitalBridge Ventures led the investment round for Articul8, serving as the initiating investor. Other prospective investors in the project include Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures, and Zain Group. They recognise the ubiquitous need for GenAI capabilities integration into the workflow of today's global enterprises.

Marc Ganzi, CEO of DigitalBridge, confirmed the firm's confidence in Articul8's prospects, praising the company's scalable and user-friendly GenAI software platform. Ganzi also highlighted GenAI's crucial role in shaping digital infrastructure.

"Every global enterprise today is challenged to integrate GenAI capabilities into their workflows. Articul8 has built a scalable and easy-to-deploy GenAI software platform that is already enabling enterprises to unlock value from their proprietary data. We see GenAI as a pivotal force driving digital infrastructure, and we are pleased to collaborate with Intel to support Articul8's growth," said Ganzi. 

Articul8's GenAI software platform provides large enterprise customers with a combination of speed, security, and cost-efficiency. Initially launched and optimised on Intel hardware architectures, the platform's flexibility enables it to support a variety of hybrid infrastructure alternatives.

The software has been successfully implemented at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). It is now being scaled to meet the demands of various industry sectors with specific security requirements and domain knowledge needs, such as financial services, aerospace, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

Rich Lesser, Global Chair of BCG, noted that GenAI is a driving factor in their clients' business strategies. BCG's work with Articul8 began nearly two years prior when the venture was in its incubation stage at Intel. Since then, numerous clients have adopted Articul8's products for their production-ready platforms, citing rapid time to market as a significant benefit.

As an independent entity supported by industry backing, Articul8 aims to fast-track its go-to-market strategy and enhance its product offerings for the wider GenAI ecosystem. Articul8's establishment promises a breakthrough in offering state-of-the-art GenAI solutions for businesses across various domains.