Below is our recent interview with Ramnath Sai Sagar, Head Of Marketing at Inpher:
Q: What is Inpher?
A: Inpher is a New York-based company that empowers innovators to build an AI-driven world while protecting consumer data privacy. Founded by world-renowned cryptographers and data scientists, Inpher’s Secret Computing(R) technology is pioneering privacy-preserving AI by helping organizations unlock the value of sensitive, siloed data and enabling secure collaboration across teams, organizations, and jurisdictions. Data scientists leverage Inpher’s XOR product to train and run highly accurate ML models on deeper and more diverse encrypted data with mathematically guaranteed data privacy and residency. Inpher’s team of recognized leaders in the fields of Multiparty Computation (MPC), Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), and Federated Learning (FL) continue to deliver the fastest, high-precision secure computing capabilities. Its vision is backed by leading investors, including Amazon Alexa Fund, JPMorgan Chase, Crosslink Capital, Bowery Capital, Alpana Ventures, and now Swisscom Ventures.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Companies today are looking for ways to have rich, diverse set data sources to build a Responsible AI framework while making data-driven decisions. Responsibility starts with not just following the regulatory and compliance needs but also building trust with their data source partners and customers. The strategic investment from Swisscom underlines Inpher’s continued partnership with trusted industry leaders in data security, privacy, and AI. This will accelerate adoption and growth in Switzerland and the EU in multiple market verticals, including telecommunications, finance, and healthcare.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Inpher’s XOR Product Suite is the leading SaaS-based privacy-preserving ML and Analytics platform for data scientists and AI engineers. Available on GCP and AWS Marketplace, XOR enables encrypted computations across multiple data sources to build accurate models and gain actionable insights where no individual party can see others’ data in the process. The distributed datasets can be anywhere – on-prem, in the cloud, or anywhere between and across the globe. In addition, Inpher’s Secret Computing technology guarantees data privacy and localization across the AI lifecycle, thereby exceeding regulatory and data compliance such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and more.
Today XOR Product Suite is offered in 3 tiers:
XORTM Trial Beta is a free trial product that enables data science teams to build privacy-preserving AI and quickly validate hypotheses with pre-defined datasets and across robust use cases.
XORTM Sandbox is designed for a small team of data scientists and analysts to explore, get data insights, and prototype projects for their business-specific use cases with their datasets.
XORTM Platform is designed for organizations to deploy their AI application to production as well as share data across multiple teams and privacy zones (inside and outside corporate firewalls)
More details on the capabilities of Sandbox and Platform tiers can be found on GCP and AWS marketplace.
Additionally, Inpher is a leading contributor and maintainer of TFHE, a popular, open-source homomorphic encryption library. Its users include leading tech companies such as Google, Inpher, and Gemalto and universities such as EPFL, KU Leuven, and Universete De Versailles.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Inpher will accelerate its global footprint of enterprise customers and strategic partners, leading the data privacy revolution. Additionally, as we continue to work with the AI pioneers such as the Amazon Science group, we are hardening the best practices, new product features, and enhancements that we continually release. We are also actively working closely with various regulatory organizations across the EU, North America, and Asia to help define how organizations can protect data privacy in an AI-driven world. Finally, we are expanding our team across all the departments in Lausanne, Switzerland, and New York, US offices. (We are hiring!)
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Until now, data privacy and data usability have always been at the two ends of the spectrum. As a result, organizations are forced to choose between data-driven decisions or the privacy and security of the underlying data used to build these smart AI algorithms. Secret Computing® obviates the paradox of data security, privacy, and usability. We all want the benefit that AI provides- personal recommendations, smart devices, etc- but we don’t want to trade in our privacy.