Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Oct. 18, 2019 --, a leader in AI-based Natural Language Understanding (NLU) solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with Xilinx, Inc. to deliver next generation machine learning solutions to unlock the value of enterprise data. unveiled its NLU technology running on Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards demonstrating orders-of-magnitude performance increases over standard computing platforms during the Xilinx Developer Conference in San Jose. Francisco Webber, CEO and co-founder, also announced that has received a strategic investment from Xilinx and will use the additional capital to expand its ability to deliver innovative NLU-based applications to enterprise customers. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

The unique approach to NLU is inspired by the latest findings on the way the brain processes information. This approach provides advantages over traditional machine learning approaches and helps businesses solve many open NLU challenges like meaning-based filtering of terabytes of unstructured text data, real-time topic detection in social media, or semantic search over millions of documents across languages.

Webber will also deliver a talk at XDF on “Semantic Supercomputing” – to discuss how the combination of hardware and software enables a new class of high performance NLU applications for the future.

“ NLU solutions running on Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards will enable appliances that deliver unmatched performance for demanding enterprise applications,” commented Thomas Reinemer, COO of  “As FPGAs become common acceleration platforms in the fast-evolving computing environments of modern data centers alongside CPUs, innovative solutions will take full advantage of the power of the Xilinx FPGA-based accelerator cards.”

About provides natural language understanding (NLU) solutions that enable large enterprises to automate the extraction, monitoring, and analysis of key information from any kind of text data. By understanding the meaning of text, Retina software reduces the time and effort it takes to complete business-critical data search and review processes. Many repetitive and error-prone manual steps are eliminated, freeing up valuable resources to focus on higher-value tasks.


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