Explaining SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad

SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad

SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad: Overview

SAP AI Core is SAP’s runtime for heavy-load AI. It allows you to train and deploy your AI models cost-efficiently at scale. You benefit from accelerated performance with GPU support while ensuring cost-efficiency by selecting from a broad range of storage, CPU and GPU service plans, as well as by benefiting from built-in autoscaling and scale-to-zero.

Moreover, you benefit from SAP-managed model deployments that hide the complexity of managing deployments from you and simply expose an API endpoint that you can integrate and consume in your business applications.

Learn more about SAP AI Core in official documentation: https://help.sap.com/docs/AI_CORE?locale=en-US or in SAP Discovery Center: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/sap-ai-core/?service_plan=standard®ion=all&commercialModel=cpea

Last but not least, you can easily integrate your AI use cases built on SAP AI Core via the unified AI API.

SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad: AI API

The AI API is not a product but a unified API definition that AI runtimes implement, such as SAP AI Core, and to which consuming applications can connect to. With this unified API definition, you benefit from unified consumption in your business applications and unified operations and management in SAP AI Launchpad.

On the one hand, you only need a single implementation in your business applications to connect to different AI runtimes, which reduces the amount of effort to integrate an AI use case and increases your flexibility in choosing AI runtimes.

On the other hand, the unified AI API enables you to manage your AI use cases in the same fashion within SAP AI Launchpad, no matter which AI runtime you use.

SAP AI Launchpad

SAP AI Launchpad is the central application to access and manage your AI use cases. You can connect to multiple runtimes via the unified AI API and streamline the AI lifecycle management of your use cases within SAP AI Launchpad. On the one hand, you benefit from centralizing your AI lifecycle management in a single tool, and, on the other hand, you benefit from the unified AI lifecycle in AI API, without requiring you to know service-specific details.

Furthermore, you can continuously monitor your models in SAP AI Launchpad and improve their performance based on the insights. You can capture metrics from your training runs and compare the metrics across models as well as visualize them in charts to gain deeper understanding. This allows you to identify the configurations that achieve optimal performance.

Learn more about SAP AI Launchpad in official documentation: https://help.sap.com/docs/AI_LAUNCHPAD?locale=en-US or in SAP Discovery Center: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/sap-ai-launchpad/?service_plan=standard®ion=all&commercialModel=cpea

Key takeaways of this Unit

Key takeaways of this Unit

The SAP strategy is to include artificial intelligence in existing SAP products. You can use AI-based predictions in the SAP Analytics Cloud, for example. In addition, SAP offers lots of products or services for bot building or other intelligent technologies to help you and your company achieve your goals. As a possible early adopter of artificial intelligence, you can bring a positive advantage over your competitors – using such technologies and products may make you an innovator in your field.

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