Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE: DBRG; “DigitalBridge”), a global investment firm, have joined forces to introduce Articul8 AI, Inc. (Articul8). This newly established entity aims to offer enterprise customers a complete, vertically-optimized, and secure generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) software platform. The platform ensures the safeguarding of customer data, training, and inference within the enterprise security perimeter. Additionally, it provides flexibility through the choice of cloud, on-premises, or hybrid deployment options.
Strategic Collaboration for Advancing GenAI Adoption
Articul8, born from intellectual property (IP) and technology originating at Intel, stands as an independent company. Both Intel and DigitalBridge will maintain strategic alignment on go-to-market opportunities and collaborate to propel GenAI adoption in the enterprise. Arun Subramaniyan, previously vice president and general manager in Intel’s Data Center and AI Group, now leads Articul8 as its CEO.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger remarked, “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.”
Investment Support and Vision
DigitalBridge Ventures, the venture initiative of DigitalBridge, led the investment in Articul8. Intel, along with a consortium of esteemed venture investors, including Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures, and Zain Group, has also acquired an equity stake in the company.
DigitalBridge CEO Marc Ganzi highlighted, “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.”
Cutting-Edge GenAI Solutions for Enterprise Scale
Articul8 offers a turnkey GenAI software platform, delivering speed, security, and cost-efficiency. This platform assists large enterprise customers in operationalizing and scaling AI. Launched and optimized on Intel hardware architectures, including Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Gaudi® accelerators, the platform supports a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives. Notably, the technology has seen early deployment at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and has since scaled to serve enterprises in high-security industries like financial services, aerospace, semiconductors, and telecommunications.
Rich Lesser, global chair of BCG, shared, “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.”
Future Prospects for Articul8
As an independent company supported by significant industry investment, Articul8 is poised to accelerate its go-to-market strategy and broaden its product offerings for the larger GenAI ecosystem.
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a leading global alternative asset manager specializing in digital infrastructure investment. Managing $75 billion of infrastructure assets, DigitalBridge has a history of over 25 years in investing and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem, including cell towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and edge infrastructure. Headquartered in Boca Raton, DigitalBridge has key offices worldwide.
Articul8 is a generative AI (GenAI) enterprise software company dedicated to solving the world’s toughest problems. Their vertically-optimized GenAI software platform empowers companies to swiftly and cost-effectively build, deploy, and manage enterprise-grade, secure GenAI applications. Infrastructure and hardware-agnostic, Articul8’s proprietary GenAI technologies transform customer data into actionable insights. The team boasts industry veterans and AI experts with a track record of successfully deploying AI at scale across various mission-critical industries.