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August 15, 2023
Vectara, a generative AI product platform, has launched its Ecosystem Partnerships program to support developers, product builders, enterprises and startups to incorporate GenAI into their offerings. One of the goals of the program is to expedite market adoption while fostering product differentiation.
Instead of a tier system, Vectara prides itself on an ecosystem that embraces three pillars: co-innovate, co-engage and co-influence.
Vectara’s Bader Hamdan
Bader Hamdan, Vectara’s ecosystem chief, said the company is at the forefront of the GenAI revolution.
“Partner trust, empowerment and delightful experiences are the guiding principles for Vectara’s Ecosystem Partnerships,” Hamdan said. “We’re redefining the partnering engagement to co-create value and celebrate mutual success.”
Additionally, startups/ISVs benefit the most from another division of the program. The company’s Ecosystem Partnerships program is bolstered by its Startup Ecosystem, which provides organizations with the tools and resources to integrate or build atop Vectara’s GenAI platform.
Company officials said the platform never trains on customer or user data, reducing development costs and accelerating AI development efforts. Also, Vectara extends these capabilities and benefits to VCs, accelerators and incubators as an offering to their portfolio companies looking to advance GenAI adoption.
To celebrate the program’s launch, Vectara will be hosting a series of industry conversations in September at its Palo Alto headquarters.
Through easy-to-use APIs and UIs, Vectara provides developers and organizations with seamless access to the latest in technology, starting with its search applications. The company also uses a serverless cloud platform for generative AI, making it simple to add advanced language understanding capabilities to enterprise application, SaaS offering, mobile app or website, said Amin Ahmad, Vectara founder and CTO.
Despite these advances, generative AI tools aren’t perfect. Across industries, this type of AI can make up false information based on what it’s trained on. This concept is called hallucination. Vectara counters this through technology that reduces hallucinations with a process known as grounded generation.
Vectara’s Amin Ahmad
“By grounding LLM (large language model) generation in your data using advanced neural search, Vectara reduces hallucinations, and the platform’s emphasis on security, scalability and availability makes it an excellent foundation for modern development teams that seek to quickly scale from prototypes to production systems on a single platform,” Ahmad said.
At every stage of development, GenAI can be complex. Vectara officials said they aim to remove barriers to entry for businesses to thrive and scale in this AI era. Moreover, Vectara is building a collaborative and holistic go-to-market approach with a deliberate partner ecosystem to help businesses achieve their GenAI goals, officials said.
Vectara’s Tallat Shafaat
Tallat Shafaat, Vectara founder and chief architect, said the company offers sophisticated LLM/NLU models and that launching the partner ecosystem and affiliated startup program is “one more step to enable the industry, regardless of company size, to achieve GenAI outcomes.”
Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.
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