allegro.ai, a leading technology company specializing in deep learning (DL)-based computer vision, partners with NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud. The companies will showcase an integrated AI solution at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2019 which takes place in San Jose, California between March 17 and March 19.
Founded in 2016, allegro.ai provides a deep learning perception platform and product suite, which provides the world’s first complete data and product lifecycle management solution for deep learning development and production. The company was founded by seasoned veterans leading a team with extensive expertise in computer vision, deep learning, embedded and high performance computing. The company’s platform simplifies the process of developing and managing deep learning-powered solutions – such as for autonomous vehicles, drones, security, logistics and others. allegro.ai’s investors include notable strategic investors: Bosch, Samsung and Hyundai Motor Company.
Unlike traditional software, in deep learning, the data rather than the code is of the utmost importance. Training neural networks requires constant slicing and dicing of datasets and addressing inherent biases. This creates significant challenges for development, QA and deployment. On top of these challenges, working with huge datasets creates additional challenges in the physical and logical manipulation of the datasets required throughout the lifecycle of computer vision and other sensor-based solutions.
The collaboration between allegro.ai and NetApp presents a unified solution that handles all aspects of datasets’ lifecycle for the most demanding customers requiring the best deep-learning based computer vision and perception solutions, be it for autonomous vehicles, medical imaging or other uses.
During GTC 2019 conference, allegro.ai will participate in a Netapp lead session under the title “Architecture Considerations for Federating Machine Learning and Deep Learning Data Pipelines across Edge, Core, and Cloud.”
You can read more about Netapp’s announcements on their blog post here.
According to Nir Bar-Lev, founder and CEO of allegro.ai, “Our collaboration with NetApp is a vote of confidence in allegro.ai. By coupling NetApp solutions for deep learning with allegro.ai’s end to end deep learning lifecycle management platform, customers get an optimized solution for their data and model management from the physical layer up to the application layer. This means they can focus on the science rather than the tool-chaining, allowing them to win the AI race by delivering higher quality products, faster and more cost-effectively.”
“Many organizations still underestimate how much artificial intelligence depends on the ability to harness and manage vast quantities of data,” said Santosh Rao, senior technical director, AI and Data Engineering at NetApp. “Our collaboration with allegro.ai helps put deep learning projects on a path to achieve real business impact by streamlining the flow of data reliably and speeding up training and inference from edge to core to cloud.”