Intel has partnered with a number of global investment firms, including DigitalBridge, to launch a new independent enterprise AI company called Articul8.

The company says it will offer customers a full-stack, vertically-optimized solution that keeps customer data, training and inference within the enterprise security perimeter. Articul8’s platform builds off the success Intel saw with its proof-of-concept collaboration with Boston Consulting Group.

– Intel/Articul8

That project saw BCG use Intel’s AI supercomputer to power a foundation model that could read text and images and retrieve and summarize information buried in long lists of multi-page documents. The model was trained on BCG proprietary data and ran inside the group’s own data centers to ensure security.

Like the BCG project, the Articul8 platform is built on Intel hardware architectures, including Xeon Scalable Processors and Intel Gaudi accelerators, but will also be able to support a range of hybrid infrastructure alternatives. Former vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center and AI Group, Arun Subramaniyan, has been appointed CEO of the company.

“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," said Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO.

Other investors in the platform include Fin Capital, Mindset Ventures, Communitas Capital, GiantLeap Capital, GS Futures and Zain Group.