Automation solutions and services that use an AI component.
  • 06 Feb 2024
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Many companies are announcing solutions and services around AI. If you are looking for solutions that specifically automate processes or save time, this list is for you.

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Colossyan raises $22M to grow its AI-powered corporate training video production platform

Colossyan is the creator of a generative AI-powered platform that’s designed to simplify video creation, primarily with training purposes in mind. The video creation process involves inputting a script, selecting from a diverse range of avatars or creating your own, and then simply clicking on a button to generate the actual footage, all without conventional filming resources such as video cameras, studios and actors.

Video/Training

Nomad Go raises $1.5M to power computer vision software that automatically counts inventory

Using an iPad or iPhone rather than relying on manual counts by employees using pencil and paper, Nomad Go’s Metashelf combines edge AI computer vision, spatial computing and augmented reality to scan inventory and get instantaneous counts of items.

Automation & Productivity

Robin AI’s legal copilot gets $26M venture infusion

The Robin copilot, which is available as a free Microsoft Word add-in, can be used to create contracts in minutes, review existing contracts using plain language prompts and identify and propose edits. Robin AI says its technology can cut the time required to review contracts by over 80%, reduce costs by 75% and limit the risk that important details will be missed during reviews.

AI/Legal Tech

Open source AI voice cloning arrives with MyShell’s new OpenVoice model

Unlike other voice cloning apps, I was not forced to read a specific chunk of text in order for OpenVoice to clone my voice. I simply spoke extemporaneously for a few seconds, and the model generated a voice clone that I could play back nearly immediately, reading the text prompt I provided.

AI/Voice

ShibaGPT Launches an AI-Powered Promotion System

At first glance, ShibaGPT may be mistakenly perceived as just another meme coin, but it surpasses that notion by embodying a one-of-a-kind AI-powered promotion system, driven by the ChatGPT API. At its core, ShibaGPT possesses the remarkable capability to assimilate successful marketing strategies, autonomously create PR materials, and effectively promote itself on relevant forums and social networks.

AI/Marketing Tech

BlipCut Introduces AI Video Translator: A Brand-New AI Tool

BlipCut prioritizes simplicity, ensuring that both newcomers and seasoned creators can easily integrate these features into their projects. The aim is to empower users to explore the full potential of AI in multimedia creation.

AI/Video

IPFone Introduces “IPFoneMate”: A New Era in Customer Assistance with ChatGPT Bot for Webex

The OpenAI/ChatGPT bot is specifically customized for each business or industry, drawing on the company’s own resources such as learning centers, manuals, presentations, sales collateral, and other relevant documentation.

Automation & Productivity

Ignition’s new funding fuels expansion of AI-powered sales and marketing platform

But Ignition isn’t just playing workflow matchmaker. Its AI engine aims to work like a savvy assistant, handling grunt work at each phase. That means auto-generating strategic plans, marketing assets and even predictive recommendations based on past campaigns.

AI/Marketing Tech

IPWAY Unveils Innovative Platform to Streamline Access to IPv4 Addresses for Proxy Services

This pioneering solution is set to transform how companies access and manage IPv4 resources, thereby enhancing their data collection capabilities for artificial intelligence (AI). The pre-launch phase, initiated on October 20, 2023, marks a significant step towards making AI more accessible. Through its user-friendly platform, IPWAY simplifies the complexities of IP management, enabling organizations to fully leverage AI technologies.

AI/Network Management

HiOperator introduces SMSBot, harnessing generative AI for enhanced customer support

The company’s strategic use of generative AI stands out as a key differentiator. Tsai emphasized the significance of the technology in crafting the customer experience: “Generative AI is maybe 10% of the work, but 90% of the customer experience.”

Customer Experience

Microsoft drastically expands Azure AI Studio to include Llama 2 Model-as-a-Service, GPT-4 Turbo with Vision

Similar to the now old acronym of SaaS (software-as-a-service), MaaS offers customers the ability to use AI models such as Llama 2 on-demand over the web when needed with minimal set up, without having to go to all the trouble of installing it on their own cloud server space, private cloud, hybrid cloud, or other location. Even with Microsoft experts helping and trained IT personnel, this can be a non-trivial task for enterprises.

AI Service

Sam Altman’s venture fund invests $3M in startup using humans and AI to keep people on task

Shelpful — as in super + helpful — is designed to nudge members and provide reminders for any number of things, from taking medication, to getting some exercise, to knocking out simple projects, and more. Those nudges via text message are generated by both human accountability coaches — Shelpers — or an AI productivity assistant — HabitGPT. Or, both, in a three-way chat.

Automation & Productivity

Similis Revolutionizing Content Creation With AI-powered AnyoneSwap

AnyoneSwap leverages advanced AI to seamlessly faceswap a model’s image into a picture or video, delivering highly realistic and top-quality visual production. Traditional faceswapping involves spending time and effort manually editing photos and video, but AnyoneSwap eliminates the need for this, streamlining content creation with single-click faceswapping.

Video Editing

Sourcegraph launches AI coding assistant Cody into general availability

What separates Cody from other AI assistants in the market is that the chatbot is aware of more than just the code in the file the developer is looking at or a single repository. It can search and navigate a company’s entire codebase using Sourcegraph’s specialized technology.

AI/DevOps

GoLinks unveils GoSearch, an AI-powered search tool for the modern enterprise

Unlike traditional enterprise search tools that index all data regardless of its relevance or sensitivity, GoSearch promises a nuanced approach, indexing only documents available to every employee. This design choice aligns with the growing need for tools that respect both accessibility and privacy in today’s data-sensitive business environments.

Data Management

Lightning AI debuts ‘iPhone approach’ to new AI dev platform

According to Lightning AI, the end-to-end, SaaS platform “fundamentally re-architects how developers work by abstracting away every non-core activity and providing a single interface for all AI development needs.” Users can use pre-built templates, quickly scale from CPU to GPU on as many machines as they need, and leverage natively integrated tools or build their own while deploying anywhere — in their cloud, Lightning AI’s cloud or on a local GPU cluster.

DevOps

Google Cloud’s genAI and security integration improves threat detection and response

Duet AI is a genAI-powered assistance that is embedded in Google Workspace and Google Cloud. The tech giant claims the tool can summarize and classify threat information, translate natural language searches into queries and offer suggested next steps for remediating issues.

Security

Braintrust Data wants to make enterprise AI better with faster evaluations

“Our product allows you to easily (in under an hour) instrument your code to define evaluations, capture user feedback, log LLM calls, etc. Every time you make a change, you can re-run evaluations and instantly get a dashboard that tells you how much you improved or regressed things, and debug individual cases (before moving to final deployment).

DevOps

Featureform raises $5.5M to bring order to feature management ‘chaos’

“I think of a feature as a definition,” he said. “We store the definition, run it for you on [data analytics platforms] Databricks or Snowflake, define your pipeline, define the metadata and versioning, make it shareable, monitor for model drift and make sure governance is properly used. We’re a full platform to define and manage features, not just a place to store them.”

AI/Data

Cohere adds support for custom data connectors to its flagship LLM

Cohere offers a collection of LLMs that enterprises can deploy in the major public clouds platforms as well as on their on-premises hardware. The company’s flagship model, Command, is capable of generating text, searching document repositories for specific snippets of information and sorting business records by category. Cohere says the LLM was trained on a dataset specifically designed to optimize its performance across common enterprise use cases.

AI/LLM

Generative AI data analyst startup TextQL raises $4.1M in seed funding

TextQL is the creator of a generative AI-powered data analyst that helps to connect companies’ business intelligence tools with their existing documentation and semantic layers. The startup is aiming to automate every step in the lifecycle of enterprise data, which it does by replicating the experience of working alongside a human data analyst.

Data Management

How ConductorOne’s Copilot Improves Identity Governance with AI

“With AI recommendations, human-in-the-loop approvers have the right context to make access decisions. Copilot also drives efficiency by giving your workforce a seamless access management experience, for example by automating provisioning and approvals flows through helpdesk ticketing systems,”

Security

Meta unveils Audiobox, an AI that clones voices and generates ambient sounds

“It can generate voices and sound effects using a combination of voice inputs and natural language text prompts — making it easy to create custom audio for a wide range of use cases,” according to the Audiobox webpage.

Audio

New AI assistant from Fortinet promises to streamline threat investigation

Called Fortinet Advisor, the new AI service is designed to augment the capabilities of security operations teams. Integrated with Fortinet’s security information and event management service, called FortiSIEM, and security orchestration, automation and response solution, called FortiSOAR, the AI analyzes security incidents and provides easy-to-understand summaries, context and potential impact assessments.

Security

AI startup Rhythms emerges from stealth with $26 million in funding to transform the future of work

The core of Rhythms’ offering lies in developing a platform that integrates with different systems within a company. Leveraging recent advancements in AI, including large language models, the platform analyzes a company’s “rhythms” — encompassing habits and patterns like monthly business reviews, quarterly retrospectives, and weekly cross-functional meetings.

Office Automation

Lenovo, Microsoft launch cybersecurity solution, aiming to address top 2024 concern

Lenovo aims to alleviate those concerns with a comprehensive solution that includes continuous risk assessment, automated security updates and patches, dynamic threat intelligence, active incident response and management, and data backup and recovery services. According to the press release, Lenovo believes a subscription-based model will allow companies to offload time-intensive tasks, offering meaningful savings.

Security

Cisco Aims to Address Firewall Complexity with an AI Assist

Based on these concerns, Cisco developed the AI Assistant for Firewall, focusing on three use cases. The tool assists an administrator helping with policy identification and reporting. It augments an enterprise’s efforts in troubleshooting problems. And it automates tasks for policy lifecycle management.

Security

Atlassian announces wide availability of generative AI capabilities across its products

From there the AI will respond with conversational language, like talking to another person who knows the subject. If that doesn’t explain it well enough, the user can ask further questions and drill down further. This opens up a lot of opportunities to explain otherwise esoteric company jargon and get new employees up to speed faster with onboarding.

Training

Kinetica Unveils 1st SQL-GPT for Telecom, Transforming Natural Language into SQL Fine-Tuned for the Telco Industry

Kinetica, today announced the availability of Kinetica SQL-GPT for Telecom, the industry’s only real-time solution that leverages generative AI and vectorized processing to enable telco professionals to have an interactive conversation with their data using natural language, simplifying data exploration and analysis to make informed decisions faster.

Data & Analytics

Automated proposal writing startup AutogenAI raises $39.5M from Salesforce Ventures and others

This suite is designed to revolutionize the way organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to charities and nonprofits, approach the highly sensitive and time-consuming bidding process. By harnessing cutting-edge AI technology, AutogenAI enables these organizations to craft bids, tenders, and proposals more efficiently and compellingly.

Office Automation

IBM cloud service aims to deliver secure, multicloud connectivity

The service, IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, implements a virtualized networking environment to rapidly enable secure connectivity between users, applications, and data distributed across multiple edge, hybrid, and multicloud environments. One of the drivers behind the cloud service is to join operational silos, giving granular network control and easy-to-consume interfaces to IT teams, IBM said.

Cloud

Sprinklr Empowers Businesses to Deploy and Scale Generative AI-powered Conversational Bots

“Sprinklr is committed to helping our enterprise customers recognize 20-40% productivity improvements across the front office,”

Office Automation

San Francisco startup MaintainX raises $50 million to bring A.I. to industrial operations

Turlica also said that the company’s software was designed to cater to the needs and preferences of a new generation of frontline professionals and purchasing managers, who value user-friendly and intuitive software stacks.

Productivity

AI-powered text generation startup Rohirrim nabs $15M in fresh funding

Rohirrim claims its AI platform compresses the process into a few minutes. Users enter a high-level description of the RFP response they wish to create and the platform generates it automatically. According to the company, workers can also produce other types of longform content such as case studies.

Office Automation

VictoriaMetrics Unveils Free Trial of Its Enterprise Solution for Enhanced Monitoring and Observability

VictoriaMetrics software is designed for building high-performance monitoring systems, ready for any scale, which work in real-life, not just on paper. The company’s 100% reproducible benchmarks demonstrate why it is the fastest open source-based monitoring solution.

Data & Analytics


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