Accrete AI Government, LLC., a tenant start-up at the Charleston Tech Center, won a production contract for its Argus artificial intelligence product. Accrete was the sole awardee from a field of 65 bids received for a development Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) contract from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) initially to deliver Argus to a Defense Intelligence Community customer.
The Department of Defense uses Argus to ingest and analyze publicly available information, in multiple languages, to uncover and map intentionally obscured foreign financial influence in international supply chains.
Jeff Harper, Director of Federal Sales and a James Island resident said, “Accrete is thankful for the support of the Charleston Digital Corridor and Tech Center that further enables us to support the mission of our Defense customers. Accrete remains committed to supplying technology to ensure the United States and its allies maintain enduring information and decision advantage.”
"Congratulations to Accrete on winning a large DOD contract. We are honored to support the company’s Charleston team at the Charleston Tech Center," said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.
Accrete's continuously learning AI technology enables the templatization of analytical workflows. Templates such as Argus for Threat Detection learn from sparse data and are configurable for use cases including supply chain influence, social media intelligence, reverse engineering, and logistics disruption for both government and commercial customers. In addition to helping the DoD predict bad actors that may be intentionally obscuring identities to influence the supply chain, Argus has also been enabling the U.S. Air Force to reverse engineer binaries from microprocessor manuals to detect vulnerabilities in firmware.
Accrete’s dual-use AI solutions have also been proven in industry, including media and entertainment companies automating talent scouting to predict emerging talent from social chatter; insurance brokers automating lead generation to find the shortest path to the hottest lead; private equity and venture firms automating pitch deck review through smart table extraction; and automobile dealerships automating the writing of marketing content.
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