AI APPLICATIONS, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH
SnapLogic | March 24, 2023
SnapLogic, a leader in intelligent integration and enterprise automation, today announced the release of SnapGPT, the first-ever generative AI solution for enterprise applications and the modern data stack. The new addition to the SnapLogic platform leverages AI to quickly integrate and automate business processes using natural language prompts.
With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to accelerate business innovation by automating and integrating data flows at speeds never seen before. Integrations that used to take weeks to deliver can now be generated to achieve rapid results in minutes. Business users simply specify their integration requirements in natural language and SnapGPT does the rest by creating all the necessary processing flows, expressions, or scripts needed to complete the task faster and more accurately than ever before.
“SnapLogic is making huge strides by incorporating AI to better serve our customers' application and data integration workflows,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO at SnapLogic. “Our launch of Iris a few years ago was an industry-first advancement that applied machine learning to enterprise integration – dramatically changing the economics of cloud, analytics, and digital transformation initiatives. SnapGPT is the next evolution, using AI to forever change the way integration is done and how businesses get the maximum benefits out of their enterprise automation. SnapLogic is dedicated to making it easy and intuitive for customers to remove complexities and be able to work better, faster, and smarter.”
Building on Innovation
SnapLogic has been a pioneer in incorporating AI and ML technology to simplify the integration, automation, and orchestration of data flows across the enterprise. SnapGPT will deliver the industry’s only specialized LLM (Large Language Model) trained against petabytes of integration and automation metadata, accumulated from over six years of usage. This new addition to SnapLogic builds on the company’s pioneering legacy and track record of delivering an intelligent integration solution.
Companies have been using AI for years to help crunch large amounts of data to produce insights for their businesses. SnapGPT enables business agility and flexibility in an ever-changing market. Businesses require a dynamic infrastructure that enables them to quickly pivot their business strategy to respond to rapid changes, especially in times of turbulence.
With SnapGPT, IT and business users will be able to automate and integrate data flows and build integration pipelines with ease.
For example, a “Quote to Cash” product owner could specify their business intent in natural language to automatically create an invoice in NetSuite when an opportunity is marked “Closed Won” in Salesforce.com. SnapGPT can translate the intent into a complete pipeline with suggested filters, mapping, and transformation required to complete the task.
Transforming the Future
It’s clear that generative AI will play a critical role in the future of integration, forever reshaping the technology landscape. Non-technical users will now be able to use natural language to execute complex IT tasks, thus lowering technical barriers and enabling them to work faster and more efficiently. Going beyond no code / low code solutions to now natural language is a major advancement in the field of hyper-automation. Customers can now stitch together the apps that are specific to their business to create a custom view without the need for technical design.
SnapLogic powers the automated enterprise. The company’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform helps organizations connect applications and data sources, automate common workflows and business processes, and deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of enterprises around the world rely on the SnapLogic platform to integrate, automate, and transform their business.
AI TECH, GENERAL AI, AI APPLICATIONS
Iterate.ai | March 21, 2023
Iterate.ai, whose innovation ecosystem enables customers to build production-ready enterprise applications, today announced that its low-code Interplay platform now includes integrations with Stable Diffusion, ChatGPT, and other OpenAI tools across the fast-moving generative AI landscape. Interplay goes beyond what’s available in the industry today by enabling enterprises to fuse their custom AI models with generative AI systems to serve numerous use cases across industries.
Interplay’s new generative AI capabilities unlock even faster digital innovation while— importantly—enabling companies to always own their IP with custom AI models.
Paired together, Interplay’s low-code environment and generative AI give customers what they need to rapidly implement the most cutting-edge AI capabilities that would otherwise require significant resource investments and complex coding. Organizations can now leverage Interplay and generative AI to enhance and automate their existing product descriptions, create personalized product images on their retail sites, personalize ad campaigns with users' images and themes, build intelligent FAQs, and offer new conversational experiences, among other possibilities. Interplay and its generative AI integrations are applicable across industries, from retail to banking to insurance to healthcare.
Some of the world's largest and most innovative companies—including Ulta Beauty, Circle K, and Pampered Chef—use the Interplay low-code platform to develop, scale, and iterate applications at a fraction of the time and expense it would take to hardcode and launch similar capabilities. The platform has continued to add cutting-edge, pre-coded technologies that customers can implement with drag-and-drop simplicity, including AI, machine learning, IoT, API data connections, and other capabilities.
Iterate.ai believes that generative AI is one of today's most exciting and promising emerging technologies. Combining the power of generative AI with the Interplay low-code platform promises to further accelerate the pace that businesses can build differentiated, compelling, and modern digital experiences for their customers, employees, and partners.
Interplay’s generative AI integration enables organizations to immediately leverage three capabilities from within the low-code environment:
Text-to-code generator. Built on OpenAI, Interplay’s new text-to-code solution makes low-code application development faster. Users can generate code by entering a prompt for the desired functionality of the script from within the Interplay platform. Akin to GitHub Copilot, Interplay’s code generator actively assists developers with AI-generated low-code suggestions across the development process.
Branded image generation. Interplay enables brands, advertisers, and designers to generate images from text prompts based on a set of training images already within the brand’s intellectual property. Merchandisers can fuse their custom data into Stable Diffusion models to generate customized product images, colorways, and lifestyle images based on customers’ known preferences. Brands can upload brand images, color palettes, and other assets, enter text descriptions, and rapidly produce new images to enhance their applications and customer experiences.
GPT-3-powered training and support. Conversational experiences created by Interplay now will have the ability to answer questions and interact with customers via custom AI models and, for general queries, be able to tap into GPT-3 and other large language models (LLMs).
“Like low-code itself, generative AI promises to multiply organizations’ productivity and eliminate even more of the traditional roadblocks to harnessing powerful technological capabilities,” said Brian Sathianathan, CTO of Iterate.ai. “The potent combination of the Interplay low-code platform and generative AI now allows developers (including those without any AI expertise) to rapidly build and iteratively perfect applications that deliver the features and experiences that set their companies apart. We’re proud to place some of today’s most powerful generative AI tooling in the hands of Interplay users, and excited to see what they create as they explore its possibilities.”
Iterate.ai is the simplest, safest, and quickest way to get innovation done. Iterate offers Interplay: a low-code enterprise development platform with built-in capabilities for AI, IoT, big data, and a host of startup API connections. Iterate’s platform has three patents granted and nearly a dozen more pending. The company’s solutions appeal to executives and corporate innovators who seek low-risk, systematic ways to scale in-house, near-term digital innovation initiatives. Iterate has a global presence in North America (Silicon Valley, Colorado), Europe, and Asia (India/Sri Lanka).
INNOVATION, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH
Software AG | March 20, 2023
Software AG has launched a new ChatGPT API Connector for its webMethods.io integration platform. This will allow companies to integrate OpenAI’s new generative AI tool into their business processes to enhance a number of functions, including customer services.
Any company with multi-stage or customer-relevant processes — such as the stages in a retailer's product fulfillment and delivery cycle — can use ChatGPT to help send out updates. Companies in industries from retail to banking to logistics can rapidly decrease the time taken to deliver fully personalized updates to explain any delays or problems. For example, manufacturers are finding that the digital experience is now a priority for partners and customers, as they demand faster and more efficient access to products and services.
Even when data and systems are connected, personalization is often limited to the customer’s name and order details. Now ChatGPT brings in a greater understanding of the status of a process and the ability to automatically generate personalized updates — in a hybrid human/machine approach — to be more empathetic than standard responses.
“ChatGPT has become a very hot topic, and businesses are looking at how they can make the most of it,” said Dr. Stefan Sigg, chief product officer at Software AG. “While there are seemingly endless possibilities, we’re happy to bring some very practical options to life right away. Companies that can move from generic communication to genuinely personalized messages will find that they can deliver a higher level of service to their customers. At the same time, we have seen over the last year or two rapid acceleration in the levels of technical debt, the management of which can be helped with ChatGPT.”
Generative AI can support digital transformation initiatives and tackle the technical debt left in its wake. Recent Software AG research found that companies, on average, are spending 21% of their IT budgets on managing technical debt. The same technical resources needed for clearing technical debt are needed for building digital transformation initiatives. By identifying where ChatGPT can contribute to tasks like legacy code conversion or automation of processes, companies can free up valuable developer time for the most productive, highest-value projects. Generative AI can help with these mission-critical efforts.
All of these functions work best in a hybrid approach of people and technology, but ChatGPT significantly speeds up the time and resources needed.
“Companies are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves, especially in an era of continual disruption,” Sigg said. “Of course, the possibilities of ChatGPT extend way beyond these initial use cases. The most important thing is that there is a straightforward way for companies to get started. We’ve launched this new API Connector for webMethods.io so that organizations can begin to use generative AI without having to spend lots of time and resources developing the integrations for it.”
About Software AG
Software AG simplifies the connected world. Founded in 1969, it helps deliver the experiences that employees, partners and customers now expect. Its technology creates the digital backbone that integrates applications, devices, data and clouds; empowers streamlined processes; and connects “things” like sensors, devices and machines. It helps 10,000+ organizations to become a truly connected enterprise and make smarter decisions, faster. The company has more than 5,000 employees across more than 70 countries and annual revenue of over €950 million.