Today we introduce you to Yonatan Geifman, CEO and Co-Founder of the deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, Deci.
Because, in their own words, “Artificial intelligence lies at the core of the fourth Industrial Revolution.”
To put all of you in context, This Deep Learning Development Platform called Deci was founded in 2019 by the man of the hour, Yonatan Geifman, Ph.D., and by Prof. Ran El-Yaniv, both of them being top AI researchers with advanced academic degrees from prestigious universities. Prior to joining forces to found Deci, their paths crossed during their academic journey, when Yonatan was a research intern at Google AI’s MorphNet team, while he was also doing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where Ran was the Professor in charge of supervising Yonatan’s Ph.D. research, and that’s when they realized they shared the same enthusiasm about the use of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) applied in Deep (Reinforcement) Learning. As a result, a few years later, they co-founded Deci together, where Yonatan also became its CEO and Ran its Chief Scientist.
Alongside them, there’s a talented team of deep learning researchers and engineers, who all share not only the same passion for creative innovation, but also the same mission: eliminating production-related bottlenecks across the AI lifecycle by transforming AI models into production-grade solutions on any hardware.
In order to accomplish their titanic goal, they came up with an innovative approach consisting in using AI itself to craft the next generation of deep learning, and, by doing so, enable more deep learning models to fully perform in production and fulfill their true potential.
Therefore, thanks to the company’s deep learning development platform, AI developers can build, optimize, and deploy faster and more accurate models for any environment, including cloud, edge, and mobile, allowing them to revolutionize industries with innovative products.
Deci’s platform is powered by their proprietary automated Neural Architecture Construction technology (AutoNAC). Deci’s AutoNAC brings into play a new, fast and compute efficient generation of NAS algorithms allowing it to operate cost effectively and at scale. The AutoNAC engine is hardware and data aware and considers all the components in the inference stack, including compilers and quantization, which means that it automatically generates and optimizes deep learning models’ architecture and allows teams to accelerate inference performance, enable new use cases on limited hardware, shorten development cycles, and reduce computing costs.
Another key differentiator of Deci’s offerings is accessibility. Unlike closed-source API models, Deci provides unrestricted access to models that can be self-hosted anywhere, which not only grants users more customization options, but also reduces concerns over data privacy and compliance.
In short, Deci’s team is aiming to empower AI developers with powerful tools for building innovative AI based solutions.
In a recent interview, Deci’s CEO, Yonatan, established their unique approach by stating: “For generative AI to truly revolutionize industries, teams need mastery over model quality, the inference process, and the ever-pivotal cost factor. At Deci, our journey and extensive collaborations with the world’s AI elite have equipped us to craft a solution that’s nothing short of transformative for enterprises diving into Generative AI. With our robust array of open-source models and cutting-edge tools, we’re setting the stage for teams to redefine excellence in their generative AI ventures.”
Furthermore, to continue with their groundbreaking AI development, they recently announced the launch of innovative generative AI Foundation Models: DeciDiffusion 1.0 and DeciLM 6B, as well as its inference Software Development Kit (SDK) – Infery LLM. These models cater to diverse applications, ranging from content and code generation to image creation and chat applications, among many others.
These releases are setting a new benchmark for performance and cost efficiency in the realm of generative AI and, at the same time, stand as some of the most efficient and effective generative AI models in today’s market.
Their both noble and innovative enterprise aligns with their vision regarding the AI industry, and the following line by Prof. Ran El-Yaniv summarizes it in the most accurate way:
“In the current landscape, where the importance of AI continues to expand, the distinction between evolution and extinction lies in the rapid, cost-effective implementation of AI tools. With Deci’s groundbreaking solutions, companies receive both enterprise-grade quality and control, as well as the flexibility to customize models and the inference process according to their precise requirements. This commitment ensures unmatched excellence and a lasting competitive edge.”
Now that we understand what all the fuss around Deci is about, we definitely want to see what the future holds for them!!
So, if you’re left wanting to know more about this revolutionary platform, like us, keep yourself updated by visiting their blog and newsroom.
And, if you’re already sold and can’t wait to give it a try, don’t wait any longer, just go ahead and schedule a demo!
- Yonatan Geifman, Ph.D. (Deci’s Co-Founder & CEO)
- Prof. Ran El-Yaniv (Deci’s Co-Founder & CSO)
- “Deci Unveils Groundbreaking Generative AI Foundation Models and Dev Suite, Enabling Rapid Performance and Cost Efficiency”