Partnership accelerates access to industry AI capabilities in ASEAN and beyond.
A global technology company founded by Temasek, Aicadium creating and scaling AI solutions, and a company building advanced software, hardware, and services to run AI applications, today announced a partnership to bring SambaNova’s advanced AI hardware to Singapore. In conjunction with Aicadium’s AI platform, the solution is available for companies in Singapore seeking to deploy machine learning applications such as natural language processing, computer vision, recommendation, and more.
“Businesses around the world are under pressure to adopt and accelerate AI initiatives. With Aicadium’s expertise and our best-in-class AI computation, we are accelerating machine learning and AI adoption throughout the region together,”said Marshall Choy, Vice President Product for SambaNova.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova Systems was founded in 2017 by industry luminaries, hardware, and software design experts from Sun/Oracle and Stanford University. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Temasek, GIC, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Celeste, and several others.
SambaNova’s Dataflow-as-a-Service utilising DataScale is a completely integrated software and hardware platform delivering unrivaled performance, accuracy, scale, and ease of use built on SambaNova’s Reconfigurable Dataflow Architecture™ (RDA). SambaNova DataScale software-defined-hardware approach is optimised from algorithms to silicon, delivers efficiency, and is built with a highly flexible and scalable architecture. DataScale can scale seamlessly from one to hundreds of systems to meet the demands of modern AI computing.
Launched earlier this year, Aicadium is Temasek’s global AI centre of excellence to empower companies to achieve better business outcomes through the adoption and delivery of AI technologies and solutions. It aims to partner with enterprises seeking to develop and scale end-to-end AI solutions to improve business outcomes. The firm leverages its global team of data scientists and engineers, a repeatable and scalable process, and a platform of AI algorithms, models, and tools to help clients achieve operational AI within their organisations.
“Until now, the reality for small companies has been that they have to use transfer learning to benefit from very complex deep learning algorithms,” said Dr. Rainer Burkhardt, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Aicadium. “With SambaNova’s capabilities training deep neural networks from scratch combined with Aicadium’s AI platform and access to large datasets, we can really make a difference solving common issues such as high-resolution images for visual analytics problems and accelerated processing speeds.”
Dr. Michael Zeller, Head of AI Strategy & Solutions at Temasek, and Board member of Aicadium added, “this exciting partnership with SambaNova exemplifies the collective strength and capabilities of the Temasek ecosystem, connecting firms within our portfolio and beyond to deliver better business outcomes.”
This new partnership, announced [October 14, 2021],enables end-users in industry, government, and higher education to benefit from complete AI solutions to solve their most urgent problems by utilising extensible AI platform services, locally hosted in Singapore and available throughout the ASEAN region and beyond.