Press Release

Arya.ai announces the global launch of ‘Braid’, an Open Source tool to build intelligence quickly into systems

To accelerate Deep Learning adoption and enrich the ecosystem

San Francisco, September 12th, 2016

All over the world technology companies and start-ups trying to create products that use Artificial Intelligence are racing to build neural networks. By their very nature however, neural networks are complex and call for Deep Learning. Arya.ai steps in to offer deep learning tool, Braid, to speed up this process by leaps and bounds.

Building neural networks, which are not unlike actual human brains with their complex layers, is a resource-intensive, expensive and time consuming process. And yet, these need to function flawlessly at large scale to handle tasks like speech and language processing, image processing, intelligent virtual assistants and even self-driving cars. Braid is offered, free and open source, to companies that use research scientists and technologists developing these networks.

While several developer platforms and tools exist to develop neural networks, Braid has the singular advantage of being flexible, customisable, and modular, a meta-framework that works with operating systems for Deep Learning. Braid is also simple and scalable for use with networks that need the handling of many data points at large volume.

Illustrating with an example, Vinay Kumar Sankarapu, CEO and founder of Arya.ai, said that for AI to understand, say, medical radiology reports, a neural network with millions of neurones trained and defined into the architecture would be needed to learn the task. “Currently, developing applications on these frameworks needs substantial resource investments in terms of specialized skills and long cycle times,” says Vinay Kumar Sankarapu who has been a great proponent of the use of artificial intelligence for everyday tasks, "but now, with Braid, it is easy to start up development immediately and deploy the tool."

Braid is designed for rapid development and to support arbitrary network designs. It allows for quick experimentation without having to worry about the boilerplate components of the code. With Braid, developers can not only customize but also add to existing neural layers while maintaining the simplicity of code.

“Open sourcing key tools in AI, will help discover newer, interesting and more impactful use cases and applications for AI that we may not have even thought of,” says Vinay Sankarapu, whose one mission is to spread the wide use of Artificial Intelligence into products that reach consumers quickly.

Braid is available for download at http://braidnn.org/

About Arya.ai
Arya.ai, a Deep Learning platform enables enterprises and developers to build, deploy and monitor complex Deep Neural Net based systems.

Started by IIT Bombay alumni, Vinay Kumar Sankarapu and Deekshith Marla, the Arya.ai team includes researchers and scientists in ‘Mathematics and Computing’ with expertise in ‘Artificial Intelligence’. The Arya.ai team’s research experience spans Mathematics, Biotech, Finance and Computing.

In the enterprise space Arya.ai is partnering with multiple Fortune 500 companies in Banking and IT Sector for strategic transformation initiatives.

Arya.ai’s current investors include VentureNursery and YourNest Angel Fund.

Some of its recent recognitions are:
• Arya.ai founders Vinay Kumar Sankararapu, 25, and Deekshith Marla, 26, have been selected to the first ever Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Asia list
• Swiss reinsurance company Swiss Re’s list of six startups for the first InsurTech accelerator program.
• Among 21 companies that do standout Innovations by Paris & Co, French innovation agency -- October-November 2015.
• Top four next generation technology start-ups at ‘Silicon Valley Forum’ at Microsoft’s US Campus--June 2015.
• Societe Generale’s accelerator program for Indian startups in partnership with Nasscom, to promote collaboration and innovation in AI, machine learning and big data—June 2016.

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