Quest Global Develops Deep Learning Technologies with Industrial Edge Insights Tools from Intel

Prnewswire | August 21, 2020

QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, announced today that it has enhanced its vision analytics and predictive maintenance solutions with Intel® Edge Insights for Industrial. QuEST developed these deep learning solutions to help OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the industrial and semiconductor sectors to automate security and monitoring systems and manufacturing tools used for making semiconductor chips. The vision analytics solution developed by QuEST uses the Intel distribution of the OpenVINO toolkit to provide manufacturers with actionable insights based on specific patterns captured by machine vision systems. The solution uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop insights based on video feeds. In addition to OpenVINO toolkit, the solution incorporates Intel Edge Insights for Industrial framework to facilitate deployment by end-users.

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C3 AI Version 8 to Accelerate the Development of Enterprise AI Applications

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.

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H2O.ai Announces H2O Document AI to Automate Document Processing

H2O.ai | December 15, 2021

H2O Document AI Includes H2O.ai’s Latest Innovations in Machine Learning to Automate Processing a Vast Variety of Document Types, for Organizations of All Kinds, With Accuracy and Speed not Previously Possible Today, leading AI cloud provider H2O.ai, announced the general availability of H2O Document AI, a machine learning service that understands, processes, and manages the large volume and types of documents and unstructured text data that businesses and organizations handle every day. H2O Document AI streamlines processes, reduces costs, and discovers new information and insights contained in documents. H2O Document AI “learns as it goes,” continuously improving processing accuracy using H2O.ai’s latest innovations in machine learning and deep learning to achieve automation across business verticals and use cases not previously possible. H2O Document AI uses H2O.ai’s best in class data science technology to extract insights and create value from documents using a combination of Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR), which leverages learning algorithms for generalizable character and word recognition, document layout understanding, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to rapidly make highly accurate models. H2O Document AI helps organizations quickly and accurately process documents and unstructured text data to increase productivity and find hidden insights. H2O Document AI provides automation not previously possible by combining state-of-the-art Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR), Natural Language Processing (NLP), computer vision and layout intelligence. H2O Document AI comes pre-built with recipes created by H2O.ai’s two dozen Grandmasters (best in the world data scientists); a sophisticated labeling and training workflow; self-service capabilities to create, deploy, and manage high-accuracy AI models to classify documents and pages, in addition to extracting value, and meaning. The service has flexible out-of-the-box document pre- and post-processing and seamlessly integrates with customers’ existing business processes and workflows. H2O Document AI not only identifies entities and classifies them, but also understands the document and constituent pages, sections, and layout to provide additional context that can help drive decision-making and lead to an improved end-customer experience. Document data can easily be used to build smart searches on large archives of documents, or it can be loaded into a datastore to be queried, analyzed, audited, or used by other applications. H2O Document AI provides a workflow that goes from labeling to training to scoring to low touch integrations and consumption options. It is customizable and extensible, and works in conjunction with H2O AI Cloud, so customers can easily scale to additional use cases. And, the types of documents that benefit from AI-enabled ICR and NLP are numerous, including mortgage paperwork, receipts, applications of all kinds (life insurance, jobs, loans), tax documents, employment records, and more. About H2O.ai H2O.ai is the leading AI cloud company, on a mission to democratize AI for everyone. Customers use the H2O AI Cloud to rapidly solve complex business problems and accelerate the discovery of new ideas. H2O.ai is the trusted AI provider to more than 20,000 global organizations, including AT&T, Allergan, Bon Secours Mercy Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi, Kaiser Permanente, Procter & Gamble, PayPal, PwC, Reckitt, Unilever, Walgreens, over half of the Fortune 500, and one million data scientists. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, NVIDIA, and Wells Fargo are not only customers and partners, but strategic investors in the company. H2O.ai’s customers have honored the company with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78, the highest in the industry, based on breadth of technology and deep employee expertise. Over 20 of the world’s top Kaggle Grandmasters (the community of best-in-the-world machine learning practitioners and data scientists) are H2O.ai employees. A strong AI for Good ethos to make the world a better place and leading in Responsible AI drive the company’s purpose.

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Scale AI Selected by U.S. Department of Defense to Accelerate Government’s AI Capabilities

Scale AI | February 03, 2022

Scale AI, the data infrastructure for AI, today announced its selection as a government-wide AI partner under a $249 million-ceiling Blanket Purchase Agreement issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). Through this agreement, Scale's commercially-proven, market leading technology will be made readily available to all federal agencies to solve their most critical AI challenges and advance operational AI/ML capabilities across the U.S. government. As the JAIC’s AI readiness partner, Scale will develop Test & Evaluation (T&E) capabilities spanning machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks, with a focus on critical use cases including: Image analysis, testing deep learning-based visual search and image classifier Autonomous systems Humans augmented by machines (to include human-machine interfaces) and improved methods to measure warfighter cognitive and physical workloads (to include AR/VR test services) NLP-enabled products and services Scale’s end-to-end AI solution enables the U.S. government to manage the entire ML lifecycle – from data annotation to dataset curation and management (via Scale Nucleus), to model testing and evaluation, to model development - all in one place. Analysts and operators can understand, visualize, curate, and collaborate on their data – aiding in their mission objectives through process automation, enhanced decision support, and insight generation. AI is not a one-and-done technology, and we're thrilled to see the JAIC embrace the continuous approach to T&E that Scale was founded on. By adopting this framework, the government's AI programs will be more resilient, responsible, and equitable, ensuring that U.S. investments in AI lead to successful deployments of new, impactful technologies." Alexandr Wang, Scale founder and CEO. About Scale AI Scale accelerates AI development by providing the data infrastructure for AI. Its data-centric platform manages the entire ML lifecycle, from data annotation and curation to model testing and evaluation, enabling any organization – from the world’s most advanced AI teams to legacy organizations – to develop and deploy impactful AI solutions. Scale combines ML technology with skilled human insight to ensure every AI application is built on a foundation of high-quality ground truth data. The market leader in the autonomous vehicle industry, Scale is trusted by the largest technology companies in the world, including Toyota, GM, Nuro, Samsung, Square, PayPal, SAP, Instacart, Pinterest, Brex, Flexport and U.S. government agencies like the U.S. Army and Air Force. Scale was founded in 2016 and is valued at $7.3 billion, backed by Founders Fund, Accel, Index, and Tiger Global.

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Mendix and Atos expand global partnership to drive efficient, digital decarbonization across every industry with enterprise low-code

Mendix | April 21, 2022

Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in enterprise application development, and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced that they have signed an expanded partnership agreement to empower Atos to leverage the Mendix low-code platform to drive hyper-automation and decarbonization in enterprises. This partnership with Mendix enhances the longstanding, trusted partnership between Atos and Siemens, cementing Atos’ commitment to providing world-class, low-code solutions for global businesses. At launch, the agreement will give Atos the license to sell Mendix low-code platform in multiple regions where Atos has a joint business collaboration with Siemens, including APAC, EMEA, and the Americas. The offering will become available in more and more countries after the initial launch. Speeding up digitalization in manufacturing, retail, public sector, telecommunications, and financial services While enterprises continue to undergo rapid transformation as they digitalize business processes and operations, increasing economic sectors and industries are adopting IT solutions that streamline efficiency, optimize resources, and increase revenue. Atos will leverage the Mendix low-code platform to offer the broadest range of application modernization services and to fortify its industrial expertise and capabilities. Through this partnership, Atos will enable organizations to maximize the potential of low-code applications to support new user needs for fast and modern services across the manufacturing, retail, public sector, telecommunications, and financial services industries. With the help of the Mendix low-code platform, Atos customers can now launch complex, business-oriented digital initiatives without prohibitive investment in extensive technological capabilities and expertise. Accelerating digital decarbonization The agreement will also support Atos’ mission to push boundaries of scientific and technological excellence to ensure that its business partners, clients, and the greater society can thrive and function sustainably in a digitally secure information environment. The Mendix platform integrates with existing components to take a circular economy approach to software development. By enabling organizations to upgrade their services one application at a time, it reduces the need for infrastructure overhauls, effectively enabling organizations to do more with less. The Mendix platform is cloud native and allows for containerized applications. This enables organizations to deploy anywhere and scale their apps to any size without redesign. With the Mendix low-code platform, Atos can support its customers to develop low-emissions applications and thereby contribute to lowering their carbon footprints. According to the ‘Exponential Climate Action Roadmap’ laid out by the World Economic Forum, digital technologies could help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 15% – or one-third of the 50% reduction required by 2030 – through digital solutions in energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and traffic management. Through the new agreement, Atos and Mendix will provide those industries with solutions that immediately support their needs for decarbonization. Atos is already building industry specific solutions based on the Mendix platform to monitor, report, and track real-time energy consumption and carbon emission across 1,800 locations globally. Using low-code to propel legacy systems into a digital-first economy “We are pleased to build on Siemens’ long-standing relationship with Atos and create high-value services that will further support hyper-automation and decarbonization in enterprises. With a strong background in application modernization, Atos has the expertise to establish a clear roadmap to modernize legacy applications and systems. This is crucial for enterprises seeking to rebuild or replace their legacy systems. Our low-code platform and Atos’ expertise are perfectly suited to accelerating that transformation,” said Tim Srock, CEO, Mendix. “Through this partnership with Mendix, Atos will help organizations streamline processes, reducing the total cost and time required to change or improve their application development systems.” “As we operate within today’s fast-paced digital landscape, this partnership will allow us to capitalize on the Mendix low-code platform to offer unique services that rapidly adapt and respond to our clients’ market changes and opportunities, across all the industries we serve. We are confident this extension to our existing partnership with Siemens will bolster our joint commitment to create innovative solutions for enterprises looking to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.” Rakesh Khanna, Head of Digital at Atos While enterprises continue to undergo rapid transformation as they digitalize business processes and operations, increasing economic sectors and industries are seeking IT solutions to streamline efficiency, optimize resources, and increase revenue. With the help of the Mendix low-code platform, organizations can now launch complex, business-oriented digital initiatives without prohibitive investing in extensive technological capabilities and expertise. About Mendix In a digital-first world, customers want their every need anticipated, employees want better tools to do their jobs, and enterprises know that sweeping digital transformation is the key to survival and success. Mendix, a Siemens business, is quickly becoming the engine of the enterprise digital landscape. Its industry-leading low-code platform and comprehensive ecosystem integrates the most advanced technology to support solutions that boost engagement, streamline operations, and relieve IT logjams. Built on the pillars of abstraction, automation, cloud, and collaboration, Mendix dramatically increases developer productivity and empowers a legion of not-so-technical, ‘citizen’ developers to create apps guided by their particular domain expertise, facilitated by Mendix’s engineered-in collaborative capabilities and intuitive visual interface. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 109,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes.

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