Artificial intelligence (AI) company Sema4.ai has secured $30.5 million in funding to bring open source-powered AI to enterprise work.
The company aims to redefine the future of knowledge work by developing intelligent agents that transform how knowledge workers collaborate with AI, Sema4.ai said in a Monday (Jan. 29) press release.
Traditionally, AI has struggled to support the complex workflows of knowledge workers, according to the release. While large language models (LLMs) can summarize vast amounts of information and interact with humans, they lack the ability to manage ambiguity, adapt to changing context and take action. Sema4.ai aims to bridge this gap by enabling meaningful human-AI collaboration.
Sema4.ai’s platform allows customers to utilize LLMs safely and securely throughout their most sensitive workflows, the release said. This move from low-level automation to native, ground-up AI-based agents empowers knowledge workers to make more informed decisions and take meaningful actions.
The company also announced Monday that it has acquired Robocorp, a pioneer of open source “automation as code,” to accelerate progress and turn their vision into reality, per the release.
“Together, we’re well positioned to build category-defining intelligent agents that connect context to action, changing how work gets done in the enterprise,” Sema4.ai CEO Rob Bearden said in the release.
To demonstrate its commitment to advancing AI capabilities, Sema4.ai has released a community version of its new Python-based AI Actions framework, according to the release. This framework integrates directly with LangChain and OpenAI, opening new and practical use cases for generative AI.
“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,” Antti Karjalainen, founder and CEO at Robocorp and co-founder of Sema4.ai, said in the release.
This news comes three days after it was reported that enterprise-focused AI startup Sierra is on the verge of obtaining unicorn status with a new investment. Sequoia Capital is expected to lead an $85 million funding round valuing the company at nearly $1 billion, Bloomberg reported Friday (Jan. 26).