4Paradigm: Best Emerging AI Startup of the Year

Wenyuan Dai, Founder & CEO, 4Paradigm

The adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has spread like wildfire, capturing the attention of businesses seeking ways to create value for their customers through this frontier. Think of AI as automation on steroids; thanks to the advances in supervised learning and machine learning (ML), organizations can effortlessly automate their business process to improve operational efficiency and reduce cost of overheads. Despite these revolutionary developments, a critical question remains unanswered: How do companies find the expertise needed in adopting and utilizing the full potential of AI? To help organizations thrive in this evolving AI landscape, Beijing-based 4Paradigm answers this conundrum with a new approach for intelligent enterprise transformation.


As China’s leading AI technology and service provider, 4Paradigm helps its clients enhance their computing power, operational efficiency, and business optimization with minimal risks through the adoption of AI. With a corporate vision of ‘empowering AI transformation for everyone’, 4Paradigm leverages Sage AI platorm in tandem with its core 1+N strategy to open a new realm of software-defined computing power. The firm utilizes its flagship technology strength, the AutoML, in conjunction with this AI PaaS model to promote large-scale AI adoption across banking, manufacturing technology, government, insurance, energy, retail, security, and medical sectors. 4Paradigm learns the process of human learning (action-experience-reflection-theory) and builds the "Sage" AI platform.

4Paradigm’s Sage AI platform comprises a reliable, in-house-built high-dimentional algorithm framework called GDBT that uses complex iterations and computations to transform big data into AI business models. This assists clients to seamlessly automate their business processes and extract value from large data sets for desired business forecasts or prediction accuracy, allowing smarter decisions to translate into unparalleled business gains.

4Paradigm’s HD algorithm supports the ‘trillion dimension’, leveraging numerous features in massive business data to improve business intelligence and model accuracy. The firm also offers a robust real-time in-memory database (RTiDB) that allows various business applications to request, process, and stream data within 20 milliseconds. With a capability of 20,000 transactions per second (TPS), the RTI database far exceeds the performance potential of regular open-source frameworks.

Taking capabilities of the GDBT a notch higher, 4Paradigm’s ‘Close the loop’ AI model features a self-learning model to aggregate feedback data from various business scenarios, periodically ‘iterating itself’ to evolve with the clients’ businesses. 4Paradigm flawlessly scales AI adoption for its client while maintaining business efficiencies, performance levels, and a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
Collectively, the company ensures an efficient data-driven path to an intelligent enterprise transformation, with a perfect blend of data governance, computing power, and the all-powerful AutoML technology.

The prowess of 4Paradigm’s offering was brought to light when it assisted an international retailer in streamlining business application scenarios for personalized product recommendations. Upon interaction, the highly skilled team at 4Paradigm implemented a comprehensive mix of software and hardware integrated into one box with the Sage AI platform; this approach optimized the retailer’s processes and revenue forecasts. Backed by the Sage AI platform as the computing power quarterback, the retailer could manage and channel resources to drive maximum operational efficiency with only half the number of high-stack servers. The retailer also utilized 4Paradigm’s AutoML technology to refine and train their business models to reduce human effort.

With similar stories highlighting 4Paradigm’s successful run, the firm continues to bolster its AutoML technology with new features all the while improving user experiences. With its 1+N methodology, 4Paradigm boosts business competitiveness with AI, and is developing an FPGA-based chip and AI accelerator to leverage the amalgamation of AI and the Internet of things (IoT) to fundamentally transform how businesses operate. Through these developments, 4Paradigm is looking to build a vast partner ecosystem and extend its solutions across different verticals to better serve the global market

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