BOSTON – Red Hat Summit 2019 – May 09, 2019 — Cognitive Scale Inc., an Enterprise AI software pioneer, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey with AI. The collaboration aims to bring the power of open, scalable and trusted AI into IT DevOps by enabling customers using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to develop AI applications using CognitiveScale’s Cortex software.
Built on open and extensible specifications, Cortex simplifies the design, development, delivery and management of enterprise AI applications that get smarter and better with time. In recent tests, Cortex successfully reduced AI development time by 65% and overall DevOps time by 94% through its unique virtualization technology. Cortex’s AI virtualization technology works with any data, any model, anywhere to drive intelligent experiences and process flows, driving scale and ensuring repeatability. Red Hat OpenShift is the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform that enables developers and IT operators to more quickly build, deploy and manage applications consistently across hybrid cloud infrastructures.
The collaboration is aimed at providing businesses with a faster route to AI-powered innovation and value across hybrid clouds, while preserving existing machine learning, big data and cloud infrastructure investments and avoiding vendor lock-in. By combining CognitiveScale’s Cortex with Red Hat OpenShift, customers can seamlessly integrate, orchestrate, and govern different analytical and machine learning model types across cloud environments to create transparent AI systems. Cortex software integrates and extends data science frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and scikit-learn and includes over 120 data connectors to help customers quickly integrate existing data sources.
CognitiveScale is building Red Hat certified containers using the Red Hat Universal Base Image enabling developers to more easily access CognitiveScale’s Cortex software across Red Hat’s hybrid cloud technology portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, via the Red Hat Container Catalog. By joining Red Hat’s ecosystem of certified container solutions, CognitiveScale Cortex gains an avenue to integrate and further accelerate the development of AI systems that can transform customer engagement and enable intelligent business processes.
“We collaborated with Red Hat for the freedom it can give our Cortex customers to more quickly create and release new AI-powered digital services while providing them a vendor and cloud agnostic multi-cloud infrastructure,” said Matt Sanchez, founder and chief technology officer of CognitiveScale. “This shift to software-defined, virtualized AI infrastructure changes how intelligent digital services can be created, operated and controlled, and can alter the competitive dynamics of the industry.”
“AI’s self-learning, predictive and automation capabilities have the ability to accelerate the development of better, more powerful applications. We are excited to be able to extend the functionality of OpenShift into AI deployments across diverse environments,” said Chris Wright, chief technology officer at Red Hat. “This collaboration helps us empower businesses with the tools they can use to improve customer success and engagement through better personalization and process automation.”
CognitiveScale Cortex is the world’s first AI software for building and operating trusted and transparent AI systems. To help identify and mitigate ethical biases in AI engines, Cortex is built on the five pillars of Trusted AI: Data Ownership and Rights; Explainability; Fairness and Bias; Robustness; and Compliance.
CognitiveScale is an Enterprise AI software pioneer that pairs humans and machines to bring practical, scalable, trusted AI solutions to life. NBC Universal, Dell, Jackson, and Anthem are among the top global innovators that trust CognitiveScale to transform customer engagement and make business processes intelligent.
CognitiveScale’s award-winning and proven Cortex software and expert teams empower financial services, digital commerce and healthcare organizations to radically simplify the development, deployment and management of their AI systems.
CognitiveScale implements the Cognitive Agent Modeling and Execution Language (CAMEL) which defines an open, language, and platform-agnostic specification for programming cognitive agents. Enterprises can leverage CAMEL AI to create AI agents, skills, models, and datasets to avoid vendor lock-in. This can seamlessly run on public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.
CognitiveScale is #1 in AI patents among privately held companies and #4 overall since 2013. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in New York, London and Hyderabad. Investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital, IBM Watson, M12 (Microsoft Ventures), and USAA. CognitiveScale is recognized by the World Economic Forum as well as top industry analysts for positively impacting business and society with AI.
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