Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company's corporate venturing and open innovation business, has investedin AI firm allegro.ai.

The partnership with the company, which specializes in deep learning-based computer vision, will allow Hyundai to speed up deployment of AI technology in many business areas.

This will improve the quality of Hyundai’s products, thereby increasing customer satisfaction while creating a safer driving environment.

Founded in 2016, allegro.ai offers the first end-to-end Deep Learning (DL) lifecycle management solution focused on deep learning as it applies to computer vision, which is an area of AI that focusses on digital images.

The company’s platform simplifies the process of developing and managing deep learning-powered solutions such as autonomous vehicles, drones, security, logistics and others.

"Deep learning computer vision is one of the core technologies that can be applied to autonomous driving to navigate roads and make quick decisions in real-time - and allegro.ai is clearly an innovation leader in that field,” said Hyundai CRADLE Tel Aviv head of investment Ruby Chen.

“Our investment in allegro.ai is a further step in enhancing our presence in the Israeli market, a global leader of technological innovation in the fields of automation, artificial intelligence and deep learning. This is our fifth investment in an Israeli company and our activities will continue to grow the coming year.” 

allegro.ai CEO and co-founder Nir Bar-lev said: “We are proud to partner with Hyundai and share Hyundai’s belief that AI empowers the industry to provide greater road safety, autonomy, to better understand customers’ needs and to help broaden their experiences. 

“Whether a company is developing autonomous vehicles, drones, security, or other types of applications, allegro.ai makes it easy for them to manage their data-sets and build deep learning-based solutions while guaranteeing complete and confidential control of their data.”