4Paradigm

“Empower AI transformation and Advance AI for everyone”
Founded: 2014, Beijing,  China.

Category: Information Services and AI/Machine Learning Software

Primary office:Beijing, China

Core technical team:

Beijing, China

Status: Private

Employees: 501-1000

Amount raised:USD$375.3million(5 rounds – August 2020

OVERVIEW

  • 4Paradigm has a machine learning technology with predictive and data mining capability to help enterprises improve efficiency, reduce risks, and obtain greater commercial value.
  • The company maintains the world’s leading edge in the field of migration / transfer learning – deep learning and relational learning theory
  • Main offerings include precision marketing, sales forecasting, and content recommendation solutions, primarily used in the finance, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
  • The “migration learning” initiated by the company is considered by the industry to be the next generation of artificial intelligence technology.

PERFORMANCE METRICS

  • USD $1,770 million (2020)
  • 10,000 AI innovative application business cases in the fields of finance, energy, retail, manufacturing and healthcare (August 2020)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ranked Number 1 in machine learning market share in IDC 2019 China Machine Learning MarketScape (August 2019)
  • Global 100 Top AI companies (CBInsights – February 2019)
  • China High Tech, High Growth Top 50 (Deloitte – 2018)
  • In March 2018, the company made a breakthrough in AI+ insurance, establishing itself as a global “financial + AI” benchmark
  • February 2019: New funding in November 2018 [brought the company to the list of only nine AI unicorns in the world in 2019]

Sells

  • 4Paradigm Sage EE(Prophet): an all-encompassing enterprise class AI core platform with five major components (listed below) that enables enterprises build scalable AI-driven applications from development to deployment:
    • 4Paradigm Sage AIOS: an enterprise AI operating system that provides a more convenient, easier to use enterprise-level operating environment tailored for applying AI as compared to PC operating systems
    • 4Paradigm Sage HyperCycle ML: a full-process decision-making AI application development tool that employs “learning circle” theory to build a “behavior-feedback-training-application” machine learning closed loop, to help enterprises scale and efficiency to create their own AI capabilities.
    • 4Paradigm Sage HyperCycle CV: Provides multiple intelligent image modelling/application scenarios, including image classification, object recognition, OCR, and is compatible with various image formats including jpg, png, bmp. This provides can provide enterprises with independent and controllable one-stop visual application construction capabilities.
    • 4Paradigm Sage Studio: is a Model Research and Development Tool involving Data-Model-Decision making iterations
    • 4Paradigm Sage Launch Pad: Online deployment platform from development environment to actual business scenarios.

 

  • CESS: A User Experience (UX) optimization and customer base growth optimization application
  •  4Paradigm’s ‘Sage’ Intelligent Risk Control Application Platform: An Intelligent decision-making and risk management Platform that can solve all kinds of fraudulent and credit risk problem, end- to-end.

Channels

  • Seminars, Industry shows
  • Customer Salons- offering business case scenario modelling with multi-level AI empowerment training support from elementary to advanced, from entry- to master level, and directed to the actual needs of the enterprise

Competencies

  • Employs a combination of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, complex networks and knowledge graph
  • Technology applications include model self-learning, data-free cleaning, complex model interpretation, and man-machine coordination.
  • Platform is scalable to cut across various industries including but not limited to finance, internet, medical, government, energy, retail, and media.
  • Ecosystem Partnerships include co-constructing a joint lab with Intel, cooperating with CETC on smart cities, working together with SPT Energy Group in the energy field, and with Terminus in the IoT field.

Distinct AI Features

Type

  • Machine learning – Deep Neural Learning

  AI use

  • Deploys best-in-class AI solutions for enterprise management and value. 4Paradigm has been promoting the rapid and scalable industrial application of AI relying on technology and enterprise-level AI PaaS platforms including AutoML and transfer learning.
  • In-built high dimensional model algorithm, feature calculation engine and distributed machine learning for more precise, personalized analysis for improved task/resource management
  • Employs the use of machine learning end- to-end, from model building to application, with a 4-step process to quickly build enterprise-owned AI applications.
  • Deep learning Algorithm and deep computer vision modelling for Image detection and classification, text recognition and positioning, etc.

AI useRate of return on customer’s investment to make AI work

Immediate:

  • Cost savings due to minimizing / eliminating inefficiencies on multiple fronts at the enterprise level

Long term:

  • More innovative production, sustainability, agile supply chains, and efficient allocation of resources that result in higher corporate valuation and stronger competitive advantage

Databases

  • Corporate- and industry-level databases – balance sheet and income statements, accounting, production and logistics, customer and supplier accounts

Quantum Computing

  • No explicit mention of quantum computing.

Resources

Assets

  • Founder-led Management team with expert software engineers – CEO, Dai Wenyuan, ex-Baidu R&D engineers
  • Proprietary and high-dimensional algorithms that can significantly improve business results
  • Strategic Investors including Cisco and Lenovo
  • High real-time performance of products

Processes

  • Process for data integration and governance: Unified Access for Multi-Source Heterogeneous Data
  • Reduces manpower input in deployment with intelligence A/B testing, system performance and stability monitoring, scoring, early warning suggestions and full process data storage and governance.
  • Model training & expert technical support

Priorities

  • Extend customer reach to all segments of the public and private sector
  • Set the benchmark for enterprise-level AI
  • Expand globally

References

  1. 4Paradigm website. (2020). https://www.4paradigm.com
  2. Crunchbase. 2020. 4Paradigm. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/4paradigm
  3. Owler. 2020. 4Paradigm. https://www.owler.com/company/4paradigm
  4. CBI Insights. 2020. 4Paradigm. https://app.cbinsights.com/profiles/c/YK5R9

Contributors

  • Radomir Todorov
  • Yinka Olanrewaju-Olawepo