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BGSW announces AIShield as a global start-up to accelerate its leadership in the AI security domain

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Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW) announces AIShield as a global start-up to accelerate its leadership in the AI security domain

  • Bosch is entering the market with unique solution to secure AI systems and bolster Digital Trust
  • AIShield is an industry-first and patented solution to protect AI systems
  • Bosch AIShield is an outcome of deep technology research on AI security by a young and agile team at Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW)

Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW), formerly known as Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), today announced its AIShield program as an autonomous corporate startup with a special focus on building business in AI security domain. The AIShield team aims to democratize AI security solutions for developers, practitioners, and businesses by relaying its technology & research leadership in the global business ecosystem. Bosch AIShield is an industry-first, ready-to-deploy, and patent-powered solution with 20+ patents in AI security space. It provides vulnerability assessment and security protection to an organization’s AI-powered devices and cloud solutions.

Bosch AIShield started as an innovation in emerging technology area and was finally unveiled at CES in January 2022. The solution is offered via a SaaS product and consulting-led AI security services, suited for embedded, cloud, and on-premises implementations. The as-a-service feature helps organizations scale AI Shield on multiple AI systems. Bosch AIShield executes vulnerability analysis of AI systems and generates customized endpoint defense against external attacks. It generates an in-depth analysis and threat identification to eliminate security challenges and manage the associated risks for AI systems.

Bosch AIShield builds on the leadership and envisions –

  • The creation of newer partnerships to augment domain knowledge and deliver value to customers while accelerating go-to-market (GMT) approaches
  • Acquisition of newer customer segments with new and innovative business models
  • Attract new tech talent in AI and security
  • Active participation in global standardization and regulatory aspects of AISecurity
  • Engagement with startup ecosystems around the world

On the announcement, Vadiraj Krishnamurthy, Head of Technology & Innovation, Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW), said, “The adoption of Artificial Intelligence has increased over the years to the point that it is now a mainstream technology across industry verticals. Bosch is committed to making AI trustworthy and building digital trust in AI. AIShield is an important product offering that protects AI systems against emerging threats from adversaries.”

“Bosch AIShield reflects our ‘Invented for life’ ethos and our commitment towards Digital Trust by securing AI Systems. AIShield venture is a step towards building an ecosystem of trustworthy AI around the world and accelerating AI adoption for enterprises and consumers alike. We want to make AI security accessible to all.” said Dattatri Salagame, CEO, President, and Managing Director, Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW).

In the last four months, Bosch AIShield has received numerous market validations from industry experts – AI-first companies, platform partners, and security standards and regulatory bodies. As an independent and value driven organization, Bosch’s vision is to bring AI systems to bolster digital trust.  The bold vision empowers AIShield startup complete autonomy to operate in the emerging AI security market, which will serve newer customers in an agile manner with innovative business models powered by unique technology.

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Akshayita Alok Saxena

AkshayitaAlok.Saxena@in.bosch.com

About BGSW: Bosch Global Software Technologies Pvt Ltd, BGSW (formerly known as Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions) is a 100% owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world’s leading global suppliers of technology and services, offering end-to-end Engineering, IT and Business Solutions. With over 23,000 associates, it’s the largest software development center of Bosch, outside Germany, indicating that it’s the Technology Powerhouse of Bosch in India with a global footprint and presence in US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. With our unique ability to offer end-to-end solutions that connect sensors, software, and services, we enable businesses to move from the traditional to digital or improve businesses by introducing a digital element in their products and processes.

About Bosch in India: In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Bosch Global Software Technologies, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg. Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set up its manufacturing operations in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 31,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about ₨.19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in fiscal year 2020 of which ₨. 14,011 crores*(1.78 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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