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Saffron Technology, Inc., originally a technology company headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, developed cognitive computing systems that use incremental learning to understand and unify by entity (person, place or thing) the connections between an entity and other “things” in data, along with the context of their connections and their raw frequency counts. This approach provides a semantic and statistical representation of knowledge. Saffron learns from all sources of data including structured and unstructured data to support knowledge-based decision making. Its patented technology captures the connections between data points at the entity level and stores these connections in an associative memory. Similarity algorithms and predictive analytics are then combined with the associative index to identify patterns in the data. Saffron’s Natural Intelligence platform was utilized by Global 1000 companies across industries including manufacturing, energy, defense and healthcare, to help decision-makers manage risks, identify opportunities and anticipate future outcomes, thus reducing cost and increasing productivity. Competitors include IBM Watson and Grok. Intel purchased the company in 2015 then shuttered it less than 3 years later.

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Saffron was founded in 1999 by Dr Manuel Aparicio, a recognized pioneer in the field of Associative Memories, and Mr. James Fleming, a software engineer and leader in intelligent agent development.

In 2000, former National Security Advisor Admiral (Dr.) John Poindexter joined the board with a focus of applying Associative Memory technology in the fields of National Security and Intelligence.

In the first years, the company did most of its work with the U.S. Department of Defense, including in Iraq, analyzing and predicting where IED’s would be located so insurgent bombers could be proactively targeted.

In 2010, the analyst firm Gartner identified Saffron as a "Cool Vendor" in Information Infrastructure for Enterprise Information Management

In 2011, Forrester Research highlighted Saffron Technology as the leader of associative indexing in "The Dawning of a New Age in BI DBMS".

On March 3, 2014 Saffron Technology raised a round of Series B funding.

In October 2015, Intel bought Saffron Technology for an undisclosed price. Intel offered the licensed software with engineering services contracted to develop client applications and support ongoing use.

In August 2018, Intel discontinued the Saffron software offering and supporting engineering services. Intel never issued a press release; it either reassigned or laid off all supporting staff and redirected the original URL to one that does not acknowledge Saffron's existence

Gayle Sheppard, chairman and chief executive officer; former executive at PeopleSoft, Pleasanton, CA. and J.D. Edwards and Company, Denver, CO.

Manuel Aparicio, Ph.D., chief memory maker and evangelist, former chief scientist at IBM Knowledge Management and Intelligent Agent Center, Raleigh, NC.

James Fleming, chief software engineer, former software developer at IBM Knowledge Management and Intelligent Agent Center, Raleigh, NC.

During the Iraqi insurgency Saffron was used by coalition forces in Iraq to help identify entities that were defined as people, places and things involved in insurgent networks. The tool mimicked human memory by recalling associations between those people, places and things. Unlike other tools, Saffron focused on context and frequency of association. Each word representing an entity in a set of data had its own memory about all the other words it had been used in association with. In this way, the tool could learn the way humans did.

Saffron was contracted by DARPA to work on Project Genoa.

Saffron's Natural Intelligence platform is utilized by Global 1000 companies across industries including manufacturing, energy, defense and healthcare, to help decision-makers manage risks, identify opportunities and anticipate future outcomes, thus reducing cost and increasing productivity.

A Global 100 manufacturing company uses Saffron Technology in a number of operational areas to leverage past engineering decisions and business experiences, such as component and part order optimization, failure root-cause analysis, and predictive maintenance.

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Saffron Technology Language Watch Edit This article contains content that is written like an advertisement Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view June 2014 Learn how and when to remove this template message Saffron Technology Inc originally a technology company headquartered in Cary North Carolina developed cognitive computing systems that use incremental learning to understand and unify by entity person place or thing the connections between an entity and other things in data along with the context of their connections and their raw frequency counts This approach provides a semantic and statistical representation of knowledge Saffron learns from all sources of data including structured and unstructured data to support knowledge based decision making Its patented technology 1 captures the connections between data points at the entity level and stores these connections in an associative memory Similarity algorithms and predictive analytics are then combined with the associative index to identify patterns in the data Saffron s Natural Intelligence platform was utilized by Global 1000 companies across industries including manufacturing energy defense and healthcare to help decision makers manage risks identify opportunities and anticipate future outcomes thus reducing cost and increasing productivity Competitors include IBM Watson and Grok Intel purchased the company in 2015 then shuttered it less than 3 years later Contents 1 History 2 Executives 3 National security 4 Industry 5 ReferencesHistory EditSaffron was founded in 1999 by Dr Manuel Aparicio a recognized pioneer in the field of Associative Memories and Mr James Fleming a software engineer and leader in intelligent agent development 2 In 2000 former National Security Advisor Admiral Dr John Poindexter joined the board with a focus of applying Associative Memory technology in the fields of National Security and Intelligence 3 In the first years the company did most of its work with the U S Department of Defense including in Iraq analyzing and predicting where IED s would be located so insurgent bombers could be proactively targeted 4 In 2010 the analyst firm Gartner identified Saffron as a Cool Vendor in Information Infrastructure for Enterprise Information Management 5 In 2011 Forrester Research highlighted Saffron Technology as the leader of associative indexing in The Dawning of a New Age in BI DBMS 6 On March 3 2014 Saffron Technology raised a round of Series B funding 7 In October 2015 Intel bought Saffron Technology for an undisclosed price 8 Intel offered the licensed software with engineering services contracted to develop client applications and support ongoing use In August 2018 Intel discontinued the Saffron software offering and supporting engineering services Intel never issued a press release it either reassigned or laid off all supporting staff and redirected the original URL to one that does not acknowledge Saffron s existence 9 Executives EditGayle Sheppard chairman and chief executive officer former executive at PeopleSoft Pleasanton CA and J D Edwards and Company Denver CO Manuel Aparicio Ph D chief memory maker and evangelist former chief scientist at IBM Knowledge Management and Intelligent Agent Center Raleigh NC James Fleming chief software engineer former software developer at IBM Knowledge Management and Intelligent Agent Center Raleigh NC National security EditDuring the Iraqi insurgency Saffron was used by coalition forces in Iraq to help identify entities that were defined as people places and things involved in insurgent networks The tool mimicked human memory by recalling associations between those people places and things Unlike other tools Saffron focused on context and frequency of association Each word representing an entity in a set of data had its own memory about all the other words it had been used in association with In this way the tool could learn the way humans did 3 Saffron was contracted by DARPA to work on Project Genoa 10 Industry EditSaffron s Natural Intelligence platform is utilized by Global 1000 companies across industries including manufacturing energy defense and healthcare to help decision makers manage risks identify opportunities and anticipate future outcomes thus reducing cost and increasing productivity A Global 100 manufacturing company uses Saffron Technology in a number of operational areas to leverage past engineering decisions and business experiences such as component and part order optimization failure root cause analysis and predictive maintenance 11 References Edit Event Based Anticipation Systems Methods amp Computer Program Products for Associative Memories US 20090083207 A1 Google Patent Search Retrieved 26 March 2009 Company Overview of Saffron Technology Inc Bloomberg BusinessWeek Retrieved 4 May 2012 a b Harris Shane 2010 The Watchers The Rise of the Surveillance State London Penguin Group p 281 ISBN 978 1 101 19532 1 deBruyn Jason Making a Computer Think Triangle Business Journal Retrieved 4 May 2012 Gartner Cool Vendors 2010 Gartner Retrieved 4 May 2012 The Dawning of a New Age in BI DBMS Forrester Retrieved 2 June 2011 Saffron Technology Raises 7 million in Series B funding Saffron Technology Intel buys Saffron AI because it can t afford to miss the next big thing in tech again Fortune 26 October 2015 Retrieved 28 January 2015 http www saffrontech com Mayle Adam Alex Knott 2003 Total Business Awareness The Corporate Contracting Behind John Poindexter s Total Information Awareness Program Center for Public Integrity Evelson Boris 3 June 2011 It s The Dawning of the Age of BI DBMS Forrester Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Saffron Technology amp oldid 1030970469, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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