Cerebras Systems and G42 sign a MoU

Cerebras Systems and G42 today announced at GMIS the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will bring high performance AI capabilities to the Middle East. G42, who manages the region’s largest cloud computing infrastructure, will upgrade its technology stack with Cerebras’ industry-leading CS-2 systems to deliver unparalleled AI compute capabilities to its partners and the broader ecosystem.

This new high-performance AI computing infrastructure will initially be focused on addressing three challenges:

• Building the largest and most capable network for Arabic natural language processing (NLP) to enable the development of innovative and more accurate digital solutions that utilize Arabic.
• Developing deeper and more accurate neural networks to analyze very high spatial and temporal resolution satellite images.
• Leveraging the National Genome Program as a vehicle to develop novel techniques and algorithms for next-generation genomics processing with AI.

“Cerebras, in partnership with our extraordinary customers, has achieved incredible breakthroughs that are transforming AI,” said Andrew Feldman, CEO and co-founder of Cerebras Systems. “We are privileged to be working with G42, the Middle East’s leader in AI innovation. Together we will transform our industry, making the impossible commonplace.”

Peng Xiao, Group CEO, G42, said “We at G42 believe in the power of partnerships and have embraced this approach to business as a core part of our corporate DNA. We are very pleased to be partnering with a global best in the computing field, Cerebras Systems to accelerate our research into new AI applications across industries, here in the UAE and beyond.”

Under the new agreement, G42 will equip its cloud computing business, as well as its research institute, the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, with the new systems to accelerate AI research and the deployment of commercial solutions that will address some of the most pressing challenges faced by local, regional and global organizations across industries.