“Revolutionary AI Software Company by Intel Targets Enterprises”

Called Articul8 AI (an awkward abbreviation of “Articulate AI”), the new entity builds off a proof-of-concept from an Intel collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BSG) early last May. Reuters reports that Intel, using its hardware and a combination of open source and internally-sourced software, created a gen AI system that can read text and images — running inside BCG’s datacenters to address BSG’s security requirements. “Articul8’s gen AI software product was built from the ground up to address the needs of enterprises and is optimized for speed of deployment, scalability, security and sustainability — including costs,” the spokesperson told TechCrunch via email. “The Articul8 platform delivers AI capabilities that keep customer data, training and inference within the enterprise security perimeter. “Intel and Articul8 will remain strategically aligned and Intel plans to leverage Articul8’s enterprise gen AI software for internal use cases as well as offer it to end customers as part of a joint go-to-market partnership,” the spokesperson said.

Intel plans to make strides in the AI-powered enterprise software market through the creation of a new platform company, Articul8 AI. Backed by Boca Raton’s DigitalBridge, the venture is a result of Intel’s collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and aims to enhance AI capabilities within BCG’s datacenters.

Articul8 builds upon a proof-of-concept developed by Intel over the course of two years. As reported by Reuters, the platform utilizes Intel’s hardware along with a combination of open source and internally-sourced software to create a gen AI system capable of processing both text and images. This system was specifically tailored to meet BCG’s security requirements.

The spokesperson for Intel shared, “The Articul8 platform was designed with the needs of enterprise customers in mind, providing fast deployment, scalability, security, and sustainability at a lower cost. It allows for data, training, and inference to remain within the enterprise’s security perimeter and offers the choice of cloud, on-premises, or hybrid deployment options.”

Leading the spin-out as CEO is former VP and GM at Intel’s datacenter and AI group, Arun Subramaniyan. The rest of the Articul8 team also includes ex-Intel employees, with Intel retaining a stake in the new company.

The roster of investors for Articul8 includes not only DigitalBridge, but also Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures, and Zain Group. Intel plans to maintain a strategic partnership with Articul8 and utilize its gen AI software for both internal use and joint go-to-market initiatives.

This decision to launch Articul8 is just one of the many steps Intel has taken to raise capital for CEO Pat Gelsinger’s plan to revitalize the company. This includes the spin-out of car chip firm Mobileye, the sale of its memory chip division, and an upcoming IPO of its programmable chip unit.

Gelsinger’s goal is to build new chip factories in the U.S. and Europe and introduce more advanced chip manufacturing nodes within the next four years. The creation of Articul8 aligns with this vision, as it will deliver new software products and services, powered by gen AI, to compete with rivals like Nvidia and AMD and make Intel hardware more appealing for a wide range of applications.

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