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Cisco Unveils Motific: A Solution for Trustworthy Generative AI Deployment

Cisco, a global leader in technology solutions, has announced the launch of Motific, its first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product aimed at facilitating trustworthy and compliant generative AI (GenAI) deployments within organizations.

Cisco, a global leader in technology solutions, has announced the launch of Motific, its first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product aimed at facilitating trustworthy and compliant generative AI (GenAI) deployments within organizations.

Empowering Organizations with Trustworthy GenAI Deployments

Born from Outshift, Cisco’s incubation business, Motific provides a centralized platform offering a comprehensive view of the entire GenAI journey. It empowers central IT and security teams to swiftly deliver trustworthy GenAI capabilities across their organizations while maintaining control over sensitive data, security measures, responsible AI practices, and costs.

Addressing the Urgency for AI Deployment

In response to the expanding landscape of AI adoption, where 97% of companies report an increased urgency to deploy AI-powered technologies, Cisco recognizes the challenges organizations face in ensuring the trustworthiness and compliance of the AI being utilized. Many struggle with tailoring GenAI applications to specific use cases and integrating them with custom data sources, a critical aspect for effective operation.

Accelerating AI Deployment with Minimal Investment

Motific aims to streamline the process of provisioning and managing GenAI assistants and APIs, as well as integrating models across different providers. It also addresses the challenge of hiring talent to oversee these processes. As a model and vendor-agnostic product, Motific supports the entire GenAI journey, from assessment and experimentation to production.

Key Features of Motific

Faster and More Effective Deployment: Motific reduces GenAI deployment times from months to days, offering compliance controls for usage, spending, and integration of organization-specific data sources. With just a few clicks, it configures assistants, abstracted APIs, and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) on organization-wide data sources and foundation models while ensuring optimal accuracy, cost-effectiveness, security, and access control.

Risk Reduction and Continuous Compliance: Motific provides built-in policy controls that organizations can customize within days, enabling provisioning based on internal policies. These automated controls are designed for sensitive data, security measures, and trust-related risks, ensuring compliance with regulations such as personally identifiable information (PII) protection.

Tracking ROI and Business Insights: The platform offers detailed tracking of business process and prompt usage intelligence, enabling ROI and cost analysis. It provides visibility into unapproved third-party GenAI usage, helping IT administrators provision organizationally compliant alternatives and establish cost budgets to prevent overspending.

Accelerating Innovation in Enterprises

Vijoy Pandey, Senior Vice President of Outshift by Cisco, expressed Cisco’s commitment to meeting the growing demands of enterprises in the Generative AI space. “Motific accelerates the time to value an enterprise organization spends on GenAI usage and deployment by mitigating the risk up-front and enabling teams to innovate faster,” Pandey stated.

With Motific, Cisco aims to empower organizations to navigate the complexities of GenAI deployment confidently while ensuring trustworthiness, compliance, and cost-effectiveness.

This launch marks Cisco’s continued efforts to provide cutting-edge solutions that drive innovation and enable businesses to thrive in the era of artificial intelligence.

Anshika Mathews
Anshika Mathews
Anshika is an Associate Research Analyst working for the AIM Leaders Council. She holds a keen interest in technology and related policy-making and its impact on society. She can be reached at
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