While the early days of cloud were primarily about data storage and flexible compute capabilities, the conversation has now shifted to the advanced services that cloud can offer, especially in the realms of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Forbes reported on this shift with information on how Civo is at the forefront of this transformation with our latest innovation, a Machine Learning speech-to-text managed service named "Civo Recite”.

Josh Mesout, Chief Innovation Officer at Civo, spoke about how this new audio-to-text and video-to-text translation service is designed to supercharge the digitization of workplace workflows:

“Machine Learning is right at the heart of some of the most exciting innovations in technology today; businesses are already seeing the benefits. One of the biggest opportunities is streamlining time-intensive processes, freeing staff up to focus on higher-value tasks. But we can always do better. Too often, these tools do not meet the needs of users, with complexity and inefficiencies in how they are run limiting their value,”

If you want to read more about Civo Recite, check out our Navigate Europe Day 1 summary here.

Civo Recite currently supports over 50 languages and seven file formats with the backing of our high-performance Nvidia GPU Infrastructure. This allows us to handle larger audio files, surpassing OpenAI’s 25MB file limit. Currently, Civo Recite is in its early Alpha testing phase but will soon be part of our wider Civo ML product range.

Josh Mesout emphasized more on our commitment to ML innovation by explaining:

“Every user should have access to ML tooling that is high performance, easy to use, and does not cost the Earth to run. At Civo we are committed to pushing forward ML innovation, making developer’s lives easier with our technology every step of the way. Civo Recite is our next step in upholding this promise to developers,”

As part of this progress to create a greener cloud, we have partnered with Deep Green to create a partnership focused on cleaner cloud computing being available to our customers. Mark Bjornsgaard, CEO of Deep Green, highlighted the environmental impact of data centers, which account for 3% of global emissions. Deep Green's solution not only reduces energy bills but also significantly cuts down environmental costs for organizations.

“Datacenters currently produce 3% of global emissions. To combat the problem, Deep Green captures 90% of the heat produced by servers and puts it to good use by using it to provide free hot water. Deep Green’s solution reduces energy bills and environmental costs for organizations that require significant amounts of heat, such as swimming pools, food manufacturers, and textile firms, amongst many.”

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, check out the Forbes article and words from our team, here.