In a significant stride towards transforming the landscape of artificial intelligence in the enterprise sector, Sema4.ai has successfully raised $30.5 million in funding. The company aims to unleash the full potential of AI in mission-critical enterprise work by bringing in the power of open-source technology.
Sema4.ai informed about the funding announcement on LinkedIn. Check out the official news here.
The funding has empowered Sema4.ai to acquire Robocorp, a trailblazer in open-source automation, marking a pivotal moment in the journey towards a new era of AI for knowledge workers. Despite the promises of AI, many knowledge workers globally have yet to fully experience its benefits. Large Language Models (LLMs) can engage in conversations and summarize information but struggle to effectively support the intricate end-to-end workflows of knowledge workers.
The existing enterprise automation solutions fall short in addressing the complexities of knowledge work, lacking the essential competencies for tasks such as managing ambiguity and adapting to changing enterprise contexts. Sema4.ai, however, is set to change this narrative by fostering meaningful human-AI collaboration. The company’s focus is on supporting and streamlining the intricate decision-making processes of knowledge workers, enabling customers to integrate LLMs securely into their most sensitive workflows.
Sema4.ai’s mission revolves around defining the future of knowledge work through the creation of intelligent agents. These agents aim to revolutionize how knowledge workers interact with AI by incorporating semantic meaning at their core. The company believes in programmable intent, enabling users to express and execute complex tasks using natural language.
“Our founders each have a proven track record of building significant enterprise software businesses. Our acquisition of Robocorp was borne out of a deep conviction that intelligence without action is incomplete, and action without intelligence is, at best, non-strategic. Together, we’re well-positioned to build category-defining intelligent agents that connect context to action, changing how work gets done in the enterprise.” says Rob Bearden, CEO of Sema4.ai.
The collaboration with Robocorp, known for its open-source “automation as code,” is a strategic move to accelerate progress and turn their ambitious vision into reality. The emphasis on open source as a fuel for innovation is central to Sema4.ai’s approach. The company aims to build a vibrant and inclusive community that provides AI application developers and automation engineers with the tools needed to push the boundaries of human-AI collaboration.
“We are excited to work with Sema4.ai to make it possible for developers to define how AI applications take action against their enterprise systems and data. This collaboration represents the next step in the evolution of generative AI solutions. Together we are positively impacting the work life of millions of knowledge workers,” says Harrison Chase, co-founder and CEO of LangChain.
Sema4.ai has wasted no time in making strides towards its goals. The announcement of a community release of their new Python-based AI Actions framework, which integrates directly with LangChain and OpenAI, is evidence of their commitment to practical implementation. This framework empowers teams to create simple and powerful agents that act against enterprise systems using LLMs, unlocking new and practical use cases for Generative AI.
“We see Python as the language of choice for developing AI applications, and that’s why we expanded the Robocorp platform to focus on ‘automation as code’. Our new integration with LangChain makes it possible for AI developers to use LLMs to take direct action against their enterprise applications and data, closing the loop from conversation to action to get real work done,” says Antti Karjalainen, Founder and CEO at Robocorp and co-founder of Sema4.ai.
Sema4.ai stands at the intersection of the promise of AI and the potential of people, driving innovation in the enterprise AI space. With the support of marquee investors like Benchmark and Mayfield, the company is poised to redefine the future of knowledge work by bridging the gap between intelligence and action in the enterprise sector.