Intel has announced a partnership with investment firm DigitalBridge to spin-out a new company dedicated to generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technology including large language models (LLMs): Articul8.
"With its deep AI [Artificial Intelligence] and HPC [High Performance Computing] 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," claims Pat Gelsinger, Intel chief executive officer, of the company's plans with the spin-out firm. "As Intel accelerates AI everywhere, we look forward to our continued collaboration with Articul8."
"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," adds DigitalBridge chief executive Marc Ganzi. "We see GenAI as a pivotal force driving digital infrastructure, and we are pleased to collaborate with Intel to support Articul8's growth."
The newly-formed firm, which includes considerable external investment led by DigitalBridge and which has former Intel staffer Arun Subramaniyan, PhD, as its founder and chief executive officer, will be operated as a wholly-independent entity — but with Intel holding an equity stake.
Its initial product offering will be a turnkey software platform designed for large enterprises to quickly deploy generative AI technologies including large language models (LLMs). While originally developed for Intel's Xeon Scalable CPUs and Gaudi accelerators, the company promises its technology will be compatible with "a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives."
The launch of a spin-out company dedicated to artificial intelligence shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: at the end of last year Intel declared its intention to "bring AI everywhere" and "usher in the age of the AI PC" with consumer- and server-centric products designed to accelerate machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads at a high energy efficiency.
More information on the new company is available on the Articul8 website.