IBM's Generative AI Investment Fund

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By AI Sam

Nov 09, 2023

IBM's commitment to AI development is well-known, primarily thanks to its WatsonX platform. But now the tech giant has launched a $500 million fund with a specific focus on AI innovations, oriented particularly towards generative AI. People familiar withe the matter say it emerges from IBM's interest in backing nascent AI businesses as well as those in the growth phase.  🔍

Like many tech investors, IBM emphasizes that its fund is not just about capital investment: partnerships for product development, engineering, and implementing go-to-market strategies will offer start-ups the advantage of leveraging IBM's expertise and resources. 🤝

At the same time, IBM says it remains equally comiitted to responsible AI innovation. It has a broader corporate strategy of ensuring AI development keeps ethical considerations in mind. ☑️

Recipients of investment from IBM include Hugging Face, a machine learning research platform fostering open-source collaboration, and HiddenLayer, a cybersecurity firm working on safeguarding AI models. IBM's stresses these investments underscore its interest in a comprehensive, ethical approach to AI. 🤖

In sum, IBM's recent enterprise investment fund represents another step towards bringing together generative AI advancements with business realities. It will certainly be intriguing to see how this major investment unfolds. 💼

Sources

IBM's $500m Enterprise AI Venture Fund

IBM's Responsible AI Innovation

HiddenLayer's funding journey with IBM

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