Redwood City, Calif. – May 23, 2018 – C3.ai today announced that it will partner with Intel to address the market for AI and IoT enterprise software applications, estimated to exceed $250 billion by 20201, across large commercial and public sector organizations globally.
The collaboration includes a C3 AI Appliance powered by Intel AI and a go-to-market program for joint marketing, sales, training, and rapid prototyping initiatives to accelerate customer success with AI and IoT application development. C3.ai is also joining the Intel AI Builders Program that provides Intel partners implementing AI with the resources and support to accelerate the adoption of their Intel-based AI platforms.
The combined solution includes the C3 Platform™ – a powerful platform-as-a-service offering for rapidly developing, operating, and scaling AI and IoT applications – pre-installed on the C3 AI Appliance powered by Intel AI, a full-stack turnkey system for developing and training deep learning and other machine learning models. The appliance comes pre-installed with Microsoft Azure Stack.
“With Intel’s powerful engine and the C3 Platform’s capabilities to support enterprise AI and IoT applications, we will dramatically accelerate the digital transformation of the world’s leading organizations,” said Thomas M. Siebel, C3.ai CEO. “C3.ai and Intel are enabling our joint customers to attain unprecedented levels of operational efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage.”
“Intel and C3.ai are pushing the frontiers of AI-driven solutions to empower private and public sector organizations to uncover valuable and actionable insights by analyzing massive amounts of data in increasingly scalable ways,” said Naveen Rao, Intel Corporate VP and GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group. “Whether our joint customers are solving highly complex business challenges across industry sectors, advancing scientific research or more accurately predicting events and human behavior – Intel and C3.ai are enabling customers to innovate faster.”
About the C3 AI Appliance Powered by Intel AI
The C3 AI Appliance powered by Intel AI is available now for organizations requiring a private or hybrid cloud and edge computing footprint in multiple industries including financial services, mining, oil and gas, healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and the public sector.
The C3 AI Appliance is designed to operate with the flexibility and scale of a dedicated private cloud on premise. It addresses an organization’s governance, compliance, and IT requirements while rapidly operationalizing predictive analytics, AI, and deep learning solutions – in weeks, not years – to solve complex problems such as real-time fraud detection, disease prediction, predictive maintenance, video and image analytics, and asset tracking.
The C3 AI Appliance is optimized for organizations that cannot use public cloud applications due to privacy, security, or regulatory reasons, and for applications that do not require elastic cloud compute. The C3 Platform can run seamlessly on premise or in the cloud, or as a hybrid environment for maximum operational flexibility.
1“Winning in IoT: It’s All About the Business Processes,” BCG, Jan. 5, 2017