PITTSBURGH, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Petuum, Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure platform, has been selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Technology Pioneers. By providing standardized machine learning building blocks and a software workbench to assemble them into AI applications, Petuum empowers enterprises of all sizes with the tools needed to create, customize and sustain AI solutions on their own.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community consists of early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
“We welcome Petuum into this diverse group of technology pioneers,” said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Petuum and its fellow pioneers are shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come.”
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Dr. Eric Xing, Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at Petuum. “Artificial intelligence will be a transformative force for industry; however, its application and deployment are currently beyond the reach of all but the biggest technological companies. Our mission at Petuum is to industrialize AI technology, transforming enterprises of all sizes and in all industries – turning them into actual owners, builders, and informed users of AI, letting them easily understand and leverage AI to power up and upgrade their business.”
The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia. More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers18.