Argodesign and CognitiveScale Democratize AI with Cortex Suite
To make building AI more accessible, Austin-based tech company CognitiveScale has released Cortex, a graphical user interface designed by argodesign. Cortex allows developers without expertise in machine learning to build AI apps. The story was featured in Co.Design.
When it came to designing the interface Mark Rolston from argodesign realized there needed to be a way for the developer to see what was happening behind the scenes, without having to trace lines of code. He designed a honeycomb structure which visualizes AI skills as bubbles that can be dragged and dropped across the screen.
Rolston believes this tool is the first step to creating something like Squarespace where someone who lacks coding skills can build a simple website. He said these are the types of tools that remove the technical expertise to code and allow users to focus on the problem they want to solve.
Cortex offers a suite of business-focused analytics software and is selling the tool as a software-as-a-service business model. Companies will pay a one-time set-up fee and a recurring subscription fee based on their size. Not only is Cortex a composition tool but it also includes a marketplace for people to build AI skills and package them to other users.
CognitiveScale and argodesign are democratizing AI and allowing businesses to use AI ethically and responsibly. Looking to the future, Rolston said, “The new designer will be a data designer. This is the next key step to that idea.”