Published on January 4, 2024, 9:26 am
Intel and DigitalBridge, an asset manager and investor based in Florida, have joined forces to establish a new spin-off company known as Articul8 AI. This company will specialize in developing artificial intelligence tools. Articul8 aims to become an independent generative AI company with its main focus on a secure and vertically-optimized generative artificial intelligence software platform.
DigitalBridge will serve as the lead investor for Articul8, with Intel holding a smaller stake alongside other venture investors, according to Intel’s confirmation. Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, expressed his confidence in Articul8’s ability to drive tangible business outcomes for Intel and its wider customer and partner network. Gelsinger also mentioned that Intel will maintain its collaboration with Articul8. The company will be led by Arun Subramaniyan, former Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Data Center and AI Group.
The software platform developed by Articul8 is designed to offer customers speed, security, and cost efficiency. This platform is the result of previous collaboration between Intel and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Through ongoing developments, the platform has been tailored to meet the specific needs of enterprise customers who prioritize security and specialized domain knowledge.
In an interview with Reuters, CEO Subramaniyan highlighted one of the major challenges in generative AI today—the difficulty of transitioning from proof-of-concept to production while ensuring safety and cost sustainability. Addressing this gap is a key objective for Articul8.
Intel has been facing increasing competition from Nvidia in recent months. Nvidia’s success has soared due to advancements in artificial intelligence. While Intel continues working on next-generation hardware and components, establishing a new software company like Articul8 could help secure a more reliable revenue stream amidst evolving economic challenges.
By collaborating with DigitalBridge and leveraging their expertise in generative AI deployments, Articul8 aims to make significant strides in the field. With a focus on delivering real value to Intel, as well as their customers and partners, Articul8 is poised to contribute to the continuous advancement of artificial intelligence technologies.