Smartphone on a desk

Press release

Dortmund |

adesso and Aleph Alpha step up partnership

IT service provider adesso has been a key partner at the side of Aleph Alpha ever since the German AI specialist’s earliest days. Not only that, the two companies have also been engaged in a strategic partnership since 2022. Now, adesso and Aleph Alpha have decided to step up their collaboration and help German businesses and local authorities make faster and better use of the enormous potential of generative AI.

In this newly extended partnership, adesso is rapidly expanding its ten-strong team by adding specific expertise on Luminous, Aleph Alpha’s multimodal AI language model. Support for the team will also come from over 100 AI specialists from adesso’s various business areas.

adesso is currently implementing ten different projects based on Aleph Alpha technology. The IT service provider has taken its experiences from these projects and fed them into a framework and prototype model to make integrating generative AI into future projects significantly easier. This will allow businesses and public authorities to embed Luminous in their applications and processes more quickly, assisting employees in their everyday tasks and speeding up workflows.

adesso and Aleph Alpha will now be working together even more closely across the board. As a result, adesso will gain deeper insights into AI technology and its evolution, while Aleph Alpha will benefit from valuable feedback on the integration and use of Luminous in real-world settings.

Growing demand for AI from Europe

Many companies and public authorities want to unlock the benefits of generative AI but are hampered by the fact that popular solutions like ChatGPT and Bard are based in the United States and do not meet European data protection standards.

Aleph Alpha, based in Heidelberg, offers an innovative alternative with Luminous, a product that operates transparently and does not transfer any data outside of Germany. In its third funding round at the beginning of November 2023, the AI start-up raised more than USD 500 million to drive forward the development and marketing of a trusted generative AI solution. This is good news for German businesses and local authorities, as, with the support of IT service providers like adesso, it opens the door to future-proof AI applications.

MÜNZING, a manufacturer of specialty additives for the chemicals industry based in Abstatt, is proof that Aleph Alpha technology has already well and truly arrived in German industry. “We are a forward-looking, family-owned company and have built a custom Luminous-based smart chatbot with adesso’s help,” says Dr Michael Münzing, the company’s managing director. “The solution has already demonstrated that, trained on our wealth of expertise, it will be able to help us answer technical issues and solve a variety of problems moving forward.”

Dr Michael Münzing (Source MÜNZING) - Managing Partner MÜNZING CHEMIE GmbH

“We are seeing rapid growth in demand for generative AI products that can meet the highest standards of security and data protection,” adds Benedikt Bonnmann, Head of the Data and Analytics division at adesso. “As a strategic partner, we are in constant dialogue with Aleph Alpha and apply the learnings to our projects, where our main strengths lie in quickly and thoroughly evaluating and assessing the viability and benefits of all use cases. This allows businesses and public authorities to make quick decisions and start working on implementing solutions with us.”

Benedikt Bonnmann (Source adesso) - Head of the Data and Analytics division at adesso

“The true potential of AI can only be unlocked when it is used by businesses and public authorities,” says Jonas Andrulis, founder and CEO of Aleph Alpha GmbH. “adesso is an important strategic partner of ours when it comes to real-world deployment. The company’s AI and industry expertise ensure that clients can start benefiting from our technology right from day one. adesso also helps us to apply real-life experience to the evolution of our technology.”

Jonas Andrulis (source Manuel Schlüter) - founder and CEO of Aleph Alpha GmbH

Do you have any questions?

There is no website or brochure which can replace a personal meeting to talk about your goals and topics. We are looking forward to an appointment on site.

Contact us

Save this page. Remove this page.