French startup Eden AI has raised a $1.6 million pre-seed spherical (€1.5 million) to construct a programming interface that allows you to entry AI engines from a number of distributors. The corporate unifies these APIs and affords a easy approach to strive them out, and blend and match.
Over the previous few years, small and huge cloud distributors have been constructing APIs that magically course of information of their cloud infrastructure utilizing machine studying fashions. As an illustration, you need to use these APIs to detect and extract textual content from photos, acknowledge objects, extract key phrases from a block of textual content, flip speech into textual content, translate textual content and extra.
And but, all these APIs aren’t completely equal. Some APIs are higher than others. Some APIs work effectively in a single language however not so effectively in one other language. Some APIs are simpler to make use of and implement as effectively.
Eden AI is constructing the API to rule all of them. “We began as a consulting agency specialised in information science and AI,” co-founder and CEO Taha Zemmouri advised me. “As consultants, we couldn’t straight advocate the perfect mannequin as we needed to take a look at them first,” he added later.
The startup has established 20 partnerships with AI engine suppliers, equivalent to Mindee, Dataleon, Deepgram, AssemblyAI, Rev.AI, Speechmatics and Lettria. It’s also appropriate with large cloud suppliers, equivalent to Amazon Internet Companies, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
“We now have created an overlay that acts as a single entry level. Switching to a different supplier is as simple as altering a parameter within the API,” Zemmouri stated.
As pricing evolves, Eden AI additionally affords some flexibility as you’re not locked in with a single cloud vendor. On the billing facet, you don’t must open a person account with every supplier. As an alternative, your Eden AI account enables you to entry all these APIs.
If you have already got an account on a selected cloud, you too can add your individual key to make use of your individual account. Eden AI doesn’t cost greater than what you’d get from cloud distributors. The startup takes a minimize on the supplier facet.
Up subsequent, the corporate needs to mechanically choose the fitting API to your wants. Presently, purchasers must outline the supplier of their API calls. However you possibly can think about a characteristic that lets Eden AI choose the perfect route for you.
Supported by Paris-based accelerator 50 Companions, the corporate has raised its pre-seed spherical from a number of enterprise angels, equivalent to Olivier Pomel (Datadog), Nicolas Dessaigne (Algolia), Sébastien Pahl (Docker), Julien Lemoine (Algolia), Benjamin Fabre (DataDome), Laurent Letourmy (Ysance), Jean-Baptiste Aviat (Sqreen), Georges Gomes (Div Riots) and Thomas Grange (Botify).