Intel and DigitalBridge launch enterprise generative AI company Articul8

Jan. 8, 2024
The GenAI platform technology enables enterprises to harness additional value from their proprietary data.

On Jan. 3, Intel Corp. and DigitalBridge Group Inc. announced the formation of Articul8 AI Inc., an independent company that offers enterprise customers a full-stack, vertically-optimized and secure generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) software platform.

Articul8 was created with intellectual property (IP) and technology developed at Intel, and the AI capabilities of the platform keep customer data, training and inference within the enterprise security perimeter, with the choice of cloud, on-prem or hybrid deployment.

Arun Subramaniyan, former vice president and general manager of Intel’s data center and AI group, has been named CEO of Articul8. Intel will continue to collaborate with the company to drive GenAI adoption and seize go-to-market opportunities.

In a press release, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said, “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."

DigitalBridge Ventures acted as the lead investor of the project, while Intel and other venture investors, including Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures and Zain Group, have taken equity stakes in the company.

Digital Bridge CEO Marc Ganzi said in the same press release, “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.”

The turnkey GenAI software platform promises to deliver speed, security and cost-efficiency, which will allow large enterprise customers the ability to operationalize and scale AI. Although Articul8 was launched and optimized on Intel hardware architectures, including Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Gaudi® accelerators, it will support a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives. The technology was deployed early at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and since then, the team has scaled the platform to enterprise customers in industry segments that require both high levels of security and specialized domain knowledge, such as aerospace, financial services, semiconductors and telecommunications.

BCG global chair Rich Lesser said of the technology, “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.”

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, he was the associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. 

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