IBM Introduces AI OpenScale
IBM introduced AI OpenScale, a new technology platform that addresses key challenges of artificial intelligence adoption. Amongst those challenges are concerns over how AI applications make decisions, the global shortage of AI skills and the complexities of working with disparate AI tools from multiple vendors.
IBM's new technology platform is the first of its kind. It will enable companies to manage AI transparently throughout the full AI lifecycle, irrespective of where their AI applications were built or in which environment they currently run. AI OpenScale can detect and address bias across the spectrum of AI applications, as those applications are being run.
As part of AI OpenScale, IBM also will debut NeuNetS, a major scientific breakthrough in which AI builds AI – making it possible to create complex, deep-neural networks from scratch. This will help address the AI skills gap and accelerate scaling AI.
"To accelerate AI adoption, businesses need one place to run all their AI," said David Kenny, senior vice president, IBM Cognitive Solutions. "We are committed to enabling our clients to use the AI of their choice, regardless of vendor and use IBM AI OpenScale to make it transparent and easy to manage. Only through enabling businesses to trust and scale their AI will we enable the AI economy."
A recent study of 5,000 C-level executives by IBM shows that 82 percent of businesses surveyed are considering using artificial intelligence, but 63 percent lack the in-house talent to confidently manage the technology. Also, 60 percent are hindered by concerns over trust and compliance. AI OpenScale will be available via the IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Private later this year.