New services for developers and data scientists make it easy to apply AI to enterprise scenariosAustin, Texas—3 November 2021
Oracle today announced availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI services, a collection of services that make it easier for developers to apply AI services to their applications without requiring data science expertise. The new OCI AI services give developers the choice of leveraging out-of-the-box models that have been pretrained on business-oriented data or custom training the services based on their organization’s own data. The six new services help developers with a range of complex tasks from language to computer vision, and time-series forecasts.
Companies today need AI to accelerate innovation, assess business conditions, and deliver new customer experiences. However, they frequently run into implementation issues ranging from a scarcity of data science expertise, difficulties in training models on relevant business data to getting their platform to work in a live environment or breaking down data silos. As a result, companies expend valuable time and resources, when they need AI that’s consistent, responsive, and capable of working in their business applications and operational environments to deliver actionable results.
“It’s essential for organizations to bridge the gap between the promise of AI and implementing AI that helps them achieve real results,” said Greg Pavlik, chief technology officer, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle is best positioned to realize the value of AI through our industry-leading expertise in enterprise applications and enterprise data, our next-generation cloud infrastructure, and our deep commitment to building AI services and solutions.”
Based on Oracle’s experience as the leading business applications vendor with the most complete suite of cloud applications, Oracle’s AI services are pretrained to provide immediate value for enterprises across a broad range of use cases. The new fully managed AI services include:
The new OCI AI services are at the core of Oracle AI, a collection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science offerings that include Oracle Digital Assistant, as well as OCI Data Science and Oracle Database Machine Learning, which are used for building, managing, and deploying machine learning models. Organizations around the world rely on Oracle AI to help automate their operations, drive innovation, and make smarter decisions securely.
Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is a premier Australian medical and biological research institute and a registered charity. “Identifying the effect of different treatments on tumors is one of the key parts of our research in curing children’s cancer,” said Pablo Galaviz, senior data scientist and bioinformatician at Children’s Medical Research Institute. “Along with OCI Data Science, we are looking to OCI Vision and OCI Data Labeling services to help us characterize the effects of those treatments on cells. First, we label microscope images using OCI Data Labeling, and then with the help of OCI Vision, we can automate the process of detecting different types of cells. In this way, we use Oracle’s platform to achieve our research goals efficiently.”
SS Global is an innovative transportation company that provides a broad portfolio of logistical solutions and services. “Our customers in the transportation sector collect data from vehicles, cargo, drivers, and other environmental conditions such as traffic,” said Sunil Sharma, CEO of SS Global LLC. “Identifying anomalies in real time is key to delivering the desired service level and therefore, we were looking for a compelling anomaly detection solution. We chose OCI Anomaly Detection service for its capability to determine anomalies in multivariate complex datasets and for the significant investment Oracle is making in this AI service.”
Bosch Service Solutions is a leading global supplier of Business Process Outsourcing for complex business processes and services. “As a provider of contact center services, Bosch Service Solutions combines the OCI AI Services of Digital Assistant and Speech to allow our customers to have a natural conversation with BETO, the Bosch chatbot,” said Kiria Fernandes, head of operations at Bosch Service Solutions Brasil. “With OCI AI Services, our customers can communicate with us in Portuguese using voice commands to drive desired actions and outcomes, enriching the user experience with conversational AI, simplifying interactions and improving productivity.”
NVIDIA is a pioneer of accelerated computing and AI. “By delivering high-performance GPUs to customers in a fully managed fashion for notebook sessions, jobs, and model deployments, Oracle AI Services and NVIDIA are delivering the benefits and experience that customers have been looking for,” said Ian Buck, senior vice president and general manager of accelerated computing at NVIDIA. “The combination of OCI AI Services and OCI Data Science with NVIDIA RAPIDS allows data scientists and developers to accelerate end-to-end machine learning and data science pipelines on NVIDIA GPUs much faster than they would be able to on CPUs.”
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