DataRobot | March 21, 2022
DataRobot, one of the most widely deployed and proven AI platforms in the world, today announced AI Cloud 8.0. Designed to help every business better navigate unpredictable events and market conditions, AI Cloud 8.0 brings all organizations the ability to continuously optimize machine learning models to deliver top performance in production and connect with the broadest range of data to generate the most complete and accurate predictions.
"AI is becoming increasingly mainstream with 69% of organizations either already using or planning to use AI in the next 24 months. But even more, AI has clearly moved from the experimental phase to mission critical with businesses realizing real value from improved growth and revenue to cost reduction to operational efficiency. Now more than ever, businesses need an AI platform that is adaptive, shifting and adjusting to even the most unpredictable market conditions."
Jack Vernon, Senior Research Analyst, European AI Systems, IDC
With AI Cloud 8.0, DataRobot enhances key innovations for every business, including:
Predictive AI apps. DataRobot’s AI App Builder is extended with support for Automated Time Series, providing business consumers with the ability to help their organizations be more resilient and match the realities of today’s fluid and unpredictable market landscape. Recent Automated Time Series innovations including prediction explanation and segmented modeling can be fully brought to life in a no-code environment where AI applications can be rapidly built.
Continuous optimization and trust. DataRobot’s Continuous AI capabilities are now available in on-premises environments along with leading public cloud platforms. These capabilities are especially powerful in enabling businesses to protect against real-world changes from prolonged pandemic conditions, changing economic climates, and shifting consumer behavior. Continuous AI automatically adapts and recommends the best model for predicting a desired business outcome given historical data and current conditions, to enable customers to protect performance in the future.
Best in class connectivity and partner ecosystem. New integrations to Microsoft Active Directory and Scoring Code for Snowflake expand DataRobot’s extensive library of connections to data sources, data formats and business applications. This enhanced ecosystem accelerates time to value by enabling all businesses to work with an expanded library of models, a complete set of pre-built integrations, and write-back capabilities to the most popular cloud data stores.
“Given today’s highly competitive and unpredictable job market, it’s critical that the tens of thousands of students enrolled at our university succeed academically,” said Dr. Hiselgis Perez, Associate Vice President, Analysis and Information Management, Florida International University. “With the help of DataRobot, we’re able to predict and identify at-risk students and proactively get them the academic support they need in order to stay on track and graduate. Our ability to quickly analyze data and make predictions for every student, has helped graduation rates triple over the past decade.”
“Businesses today are navigating uncharted market challenges – from the lasting impact of the prolonged pandemic, to unreliable supply chains, to a rapidly approaching return to work,” said Nenshad Bardoliwalla, Chief Product Officer at DataRobot. “AI has the potential to help every business manage through this unprecedented time. But your AI platform must be able to anticipate and adapt faster and more intelligently to even the most unpredictable market conditions. With DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0, we’re empowering businesses to better anticipate moments of change and continuously optimize machine learning models, even those already in production, while driving new and more accurate decisions down to front line business users.”
DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0 is available today to all businesses in a multi-cloud architecture. It is easily deployed to public clouds, on premises in the data center and at the edge, with unified management and operations. Learn more about DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0.
DataRobot AI Cloud is the next generation of AI. DataRobot’s AI Cloud vision is to bring together all data types, all users, and all environments to deliver critical business insights for every organization. DataRobot is trusted by global customers across industries and verticals, including a third of the Fortune 50.
SparkCognition | March 28, 2022
SparkCognition, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions perfected for business, is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Wizards, a leader in visual AI. Through this acquisition, SparkCognition expands its IP portfolio to include computer vision capabilities, bringing greater value to its industry solutions. The technology leverages new and diverse data sets, including CCTV feeds, drone footage, video from handheld devices, and existing camera infrastructures. The solution can be deployed in hours or days, and helps address critical problems, including safety, security, visual inspection, productivity, and situational awareness.
"With advanced visual AI that can recognize complex scenes and activities we further amplify the value we deliver to our customers while leveraging existing infrastructure investments. Integration Wizards has delivered visual AI at scale for innovators and Fortune 500 customers alike, saving lives, safeguarding assets, and driving demonstrable productivity gains."
Amir Husain, Founder and CEO of SparkCognition
Since its inception in 2014, Integration Wizards' visual AI technology has provided solutions to global organizations including Hindustan Petroleum, Reliance Industries Limited, Heineken, Xerox, Novo Nordisk, and Johnson Controls. Their customers span 16 countries and service over 20,000 users. Key applications include 24/7 monitoring, enhancing safety and security initiatives, improved process automation in factories and facilities, support for autonomous vehicle operations, and environmental and situational awareness.
"As part of the digital transformation journey, HPCL is deploying AI based visual analytics across its retail network to improve customer satisfaction and safety. The solution being implemented covers more than 100,000 CCTV cameras, by far the largest implementation of vision analytics in the country", said Shri Ch. Srinivas, CGM – Digital Initiatives, HPCL. "AI has been instrumental at advancing the use of data within our organization and I am excited by the breadth of AI solutions to help us provide cutting edge solutions for improving customer convenience and service, predict future events, and optimize processes."
This announcement comes following a year of record growth for SparkCognition, doubling revenue year-over-year. Last year the company also acquired three AI businesses, expanding into key markets including renewables, financial services, and logistics. Additionally, SparkCognition announced the close of its $123 million Series D fundraising round and a unicorn valuation of over $1.4 billion at the start of 2022.
"We are thrilled to join SparkCognition, building on their leadership in AI and proven industry solutions. The team is excited to capitalize on their incredible depth of talent, considerable IP portfolio, and deep subject matter expertise, providing our customers with even greater value and a broader AI based portfolio," said Kunal Kislay, CEO and Co-Founder of Integration Wizards. "The breadth of SparkCognition's AI solutions and services, coupled with our extensive experience in deploying Visual AI capabilities to Fortune 500 customers, will be a game changer."
SparkCognition's award-winning AI solutions allow organizations to predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. We partner with the world's industry leaders to analyze, optimize, and learn from data, augment human intelligence, drive profitable growth, and achieve operational excellence. Our patented AI, machine learning, and natural language technologies lead the industry in innovation and accelerate digital transformation. Our solutions allow organizations to solve critical challenges—prevent unexpected downtime, maximize asset performance, optimize prices, and ensure worker safety while avoiding zero-day cyberattacks on essential IT and OT infrastructure.
C3 AI | March 24, 2022
C3 AI , the Enterprise AI software company, announced the general availability of C3 AI Version 8 to dramatically accelerate the development of large-scale AI applications.
Five years in development, Version 8 is a complete re-architecture of the C3 AI Application Platform and its prebuilt AI applications, enabling dramatic performance improvements and a seamless development experience from data engineering and transformations to AI/machine-learning (ML) model and application prototyping.
Version 8 empowers enterprises to develop, deploy, and operationalize AI at scale with a new simplified, cohesive AI Application platform common to developers, data scientists, citizen data scientists, business users, and IT operators.
Version 8 also provides a family of over six pre-built enterprise AI application suites across Reliability, Supply Chain, CRM, Sustainability, Defense and Intelligence, and Financial Services.
“The ability to rapidly deploy AI applications at scale will be a defining competitive advantage in the next decade. We have created a market-leading platform and turn-key enterprise AI applications to do just that.”
Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman and CEO of C3 AI
C3 AI works with some of the world’s largest companies, including Shell, Engie, Bank of America, Cargill, SWIFT, U.S. Department of Defense, and Koch Industries. Representing the world’s largest AI production application footprint, C3 AI improves the operations and lives of millions of businesses and consumers.
C3 AI Version 8 includes:
• C3 AI Applications: C3 AI’s suite of pre-built and extensible enterprise AI applications across cross-industry and industry-specific software suites has been updated to include:
o End-to-end supply chain planning and execution capabilities, with extension to demand planning, production scheduling, sourcing management, and supply network node risk.
o Industrial Reliability Suite to include Process Optimization for improved quality and yield of manufacturing, and Turnaround Optimization to safely streamline overall turnaround / revamp times.
o New industry-specific AI applications for Intelligence Analysis and Property Appraisal, geared toward federal, state, and local governments.
o A new AI-enabled ESG application to enrich the Sustainability Suite for complex global organizations.
• C3 AI Virtual Data Lake: The new Virtual Data Lake provides the ability to aggregate structured, unstructured, sensor, and open-source data into a unified, federated, virtual data image eliminating the need to replicate data for AI processing and analytics.
• C3 AI Data Vision: Enables complex AI-driven knowledge graphs for AI discovery and advanced data visualization.
• The C3 AI Studio: Provides an end-to-end low-code AI application development environment with 10x – 100x productivity increases in time to value.
• C3 AI CRM: Allows customers to make existing CRM investments instantly predictive.
• C3 AI Ex Machina: A comprehensive no-code machine-learning (ML) canvas that empowers citizen data scientists to fully exploit the potential of AI and data investments.
About C3.ai, Inc.
C3 AI is the Enterprise AI application software company. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products including the C3 AI Suite, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications and C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS enterprise AI applications that enable the digital transformation of organizations globally.
AgreeYa Solutions | June 01, 2022
AgreeYa Solutions, a global leader in software, solutions and services, today announced it is spinning off BeatBlip, its AI-powered, codeless, intelligent automation platform with the launch of HuLoop Automation (HuLoop), a new software company, to accelerate growth and innovation. The new company will build upon AgreeYa’s longstanding investment in BeatBlip, which enables business process automation (BPA), robotic process automation (RPA) and software test automation (STA).
Forrester projects the RPA market will reach $22 billion by 2025; Markets and Markets expects the global BPA market size to grow to $19.6 billion by 2026; and a 2021 Research and Markets report put the global automation testing market at $20.7 billion last year and forecasted 19.2 percent compound annual growth. HuLoop aims to become a leader in each of these high-growth markets.
The BeatBlip platform is uniquely positioned to be a single source solution across an expanding array of automation requirements. The user-friendly no-code/low-code platform is designed to orchestrate tasks and activities across complex business workflows and disparate systems. It can generate, deploy and manage bots to automate manual and mundane tasks, and it can control and execute repetitive software tests verifying results against expected outcomes.
Todd P. Michaud, an accomplished and high-energy technology executive with a proven track record for driving growth and innovation in both mature and high growth start-up software companies, has been appointed CEO of HuLoop. He previously served in executive leadership positions with IBM, Revionics, Retalix, NCR, Amdocs, Hypersonix and DemandTec.
“The automation market is poised for significant growth, and we intend to earn our fair share of that growth by delivering industry leading innovation,” said Michaud. “We are committed to helping our clients solve their most complex challenges while delivering meaningful cost savings and productivity gains.”
The HuLoop name was chosen to underscore the company’s commitment to supporting humans being in-the-loop during automation while also supporting full unattended automation. “We believe AI-powered automation can do amazing things, especially when it is blended with the strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and empathy unique to humans. We are in the business of unleashing the power of automation to help enterprises realize maximum value from their human capital,” added Michaud.
“The BeatBlip platform has been helping customers around the globe successfully adopt and scale automation with ease for years. “Existing customers won’t experience any disruption, and in fact, they benefit from expanded capabilities, focus and resources. With Todd at the helm of HuLoop, together we will build an amazing company that leads emerging trends and delivers on the promise of automation for our customers.”
Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions and HuLoop board chairman
ABOUT HULOOP AUTOMATION, INC.
Based in the Sacramento, Calif. area, HuLoop Automation, Inc., helps enterprises realize maximum value from their people by keeping humans in-the-loop during intelligent automation in addition to ungoverned automation. The innovative AI-powered automation company was built to accelerate the growth of the low-code/no-code BeatBlip platform previously led by AgreeYa Solutions, Inc. HuLoop will expand BeatBlip’s business process automation, robotic process automation and software test automation capabilities. Learn more at www.huloop.ai and follow HuLoop on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT AGREEYA SOLUTIONS
AgreeYa Solutions is a leading global provider of software, solutions, and services to small, medium, and global Fortune 100 organizations. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Folsom, Calif., AgreeYa has over 2,000 professionals helping clients across the U.S., India, EMEA and Mexico. Leveraging a technology-enabled, consultative approach and diverse talent, AgreeYa offers modern workplace, smart analytics, intelligent automation, AI/ML, cloud transformation, mobility, and talent management solutions to deliver digital transformation to its clients. AgreeYa has received considerable recognition including certifications like Microsoft Gold Partner and Cloud Solutions Provider; AICPA SOC 2 Type 2, SEI CMMI, and ISO 9001:2015; and awards including “Dream Company to Work For” and “Best Employer Brand.”