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Intel and DigitalBridge launch enterprise AI firm Articul8
Thu, 4th Jan 2024

Articul8 AI, an independent company delivering a full-stack, generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) platform for enterprise customers, has officially been formed by Intel and DigitalBridge Group.

The GenAI software platform offers enterprise-grade AI capabilities that maintain customer data, training and inference within the enterprise security perimeter, while providing cloud, on-prem or hybrid deployment options.

The creation and development of Articul8 stem from the intellectual property and technology of Intel, with collaboration from both companies on market opportunities and driving GenAI adoption in the enterprise. Arun Subramaniyan, previously vice president and general manager in Intel's Data Center and AI Group, has been appointed as CEO of Articul8.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, commented on the launch, "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."

The venture initiative of DigitalBridge, DigitalBridge Ventures, served as the lead investor for Articul8. Alongside this, Intel and other established venture investors, including Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures and Zain Group, have taken equity stakes in the newly formed company.

DigitalBridge's CEO Marc Ganzi expressed, "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."

Articul8's GenAI software platform provides speed, security, and cost-efficiency, aiding large enterprise customers to scale and operationalise AI. The platform has been built and optimised on Intel hardware architectures, but also supports a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives.

Following its initial deployment at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the platform has been expanded to enterprise customers within sectors requiring high-security levels and specific domain knowledge such as financial services, aerospace, semiconductors and telecommunications.

Rich Lesser, Global Chair of BCG, reflected on the collaboration with Articul8, "GenAI is at the forefront of our clients' business strategy and needs. Our collaboration began nearly two years ago while the venture was still in the incubation stage at Intel. Since then, we have deployed Articul8 products for multiple clients seeking production-ready platforms with rapid time to market."

As an independent company funded by industry investment, Articul8 is set to expedite its go-to-market strategy and enhance its product offerings for the broader GenAI ecosystem.