We’ve Cleared the AI Hurdles So You Don’t Have To.

Today’s artificial intelligence solutions tend to be specialized in specific applications and functions, and rely on maintenance by a select few developers. They are talent-intensive, expensive, difficult to reproduce, and overall unsustainable. As a result, AI currently remains inaccessible to most organizations.

We provide an AI software platform that allows enterprises to design, build, experiment, customize, operate and own vertical AI solutions in a wide range of industries and areas, such as healthcare, industrial manufacturing and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, autonomous driving, and beyond. Petuum lets enterprises easily understand and leverage AI to gain deep insight for better decision-making and improved productivity and efficiency.

Petuum was founded by scientists and professors from Carnegie Mellon University, including Dr. Eric Xing, who is ranked the top CS/AI researcher in the world. Our mission is to enable organizations to own, build and become informed users of their AI solutions, without relying on expensive talent. We do this by transforming AI into an industrial technology, complete with standardized processes, software design tools, building blocks for data processing and ML, and customizable reference designs that allow AI solutions to be consistently mass-produced, with low total cost, support for small to very large data sizes, and high task accuracy. These software technologies are supported by Petuum’s training programs for AI engineering, which are aimed at teaching industrial subject matter experts and business analysts to become AI builders and informed users. In this way, Petuum is enabling the eventual integration of AI into the foundation of every industry.

With $108 million in investor funding led by SoftBank, Petuum is one of the highest-funded AI and Machine Learning startups. Petuum was named a 2018 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, one of only 61 start-ups in the world to be so honored.

How do you pronounce Petuum?


Where does the name "Petuum" come from?

It’s an abbreviation for perpetuum mobile, a concept from classical music.

Find out more about why this concept inspires us here.


Petuum's veteran product and marketing leaders are backed by our strong R&D team. With our technical strength, we solve problems at the forefront of machine learning, distributed systems, and human-computer interaction.


Michael I. Jordan, Ph.D

Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

Stephen P. Boyd, Ph.D

Samsung Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University

Kai Li, Ph.D

Founder and Chief Scientist, Data Domain; Paul M. Wythes '55, P'86 and Marcia R. Wythes P'86 Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

Harry Shum, Ph.D

Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft

Petuum Global Network of AI Experts

Amr Ahmed

Research Scientist, Google

Ross Curtis

Software Engineer, AncestryDNA

Jacob Eisenstein

Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wenjie Fu

Software Engineer, Facebook

Anuj Goyal

Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Steve Hanneke

Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Kamisetty Hetunandan

Research Scientist, Facebook

Judie Howrylak

Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Gunhee Kim

Assistant Professor, Seoul National University

Abhimanu Kumar

Senior Research Engineer, LinkedIn

Seyoung Kim

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Mladen Kolar

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Seunghak Lee

Research Scientist, Human Longevity Inc.

Andre Martins

Research Scientist, Priberam Labs and Instituto Superior Técnico

Ankur Parikh

Research Scientist, Google

Kriti Puniyani

Research Scientist, Google

Pradipta Ray

Research Scientist, University of Texas at Dallas

Suyash Shringarpure

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

Kyung-Ah Sohn

Assistant Professor, Ajou University

Le Song

Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chong Wang

Research Scientist, Microsoft Research

Sinead Williamson

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Wilson

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Junming Yin

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Yaoliang Yu

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Bing Zhao

Research Scientist, SRI

Jun Zhu

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University