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About Element AI

Element AI develops artificial intelligence (AI) based software. It offers end-to-end advisory services, artificial intelligence (AI) enablement tools, and products that aim to help large organizations operationalize and create real business impact. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Santa Clara, California. In November 2020, Element AI was acquired by ServiceNow.

Headquarters Location

2225 Lawson Lane

Santa Clara, California, 95054,

United States

+1 (514) 379-3568



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Element AI Patents

Element AI has filed 79 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • machine learning
  • artificial neural networks
  • artificial intelligence
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Latest Element AI News

ServiceNow To Acquire Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Element AI

Dec 22, 2022

ServiceNow To Acquire Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Element AI Element AI significantly enhances ServiceNow’s commitment to building the world’s most intelligent workflow platform, making work, work better for people. ServiceNow is soon to establish an AI Innovation Hub in CanadaServiceNow to establish an AI Innovation Hub in Canada SANTA CLARA, CALIF., Nov. 30, 2020 – ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI will significantly enhance ServiceNow’s commitment to build the world’s most intelligent workflow platform, enabling employees to work smarter and faster, streamline business decisions, and unlock new levels of productivity. A pioneer in the AI industry, Element AI has world-class scientists and practitioners who will bring expertise in applying modern AI to text and language, chat, images, search, question response, and summarization and will accelerate AI innovation natively in the Now Platform. Element AI Co-founder and Lead Fellow, Dr. Yoshua Bengio, a winner of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering contributions to modern AI, will serve as a technical advisor for ServiceNow. With the acquisition of Element AI, ServiceNow will create an AI Innovation Hub in Canada to accelerate customer-focused AI innovation in the Now Platform. The new investment deepens ServiceNow’s commitment to the Canadian market, which has long been a leader in AI research and represents one of the world’s most significant locations for AI talent. ServiceNow’s AI Innovation Hub in Canada follows similar investments by ServiceNow to create technology development centers in Chicago, Hyderabad, Kirkland, Wash., San Diego, and Silicon Valley. “AI technology is evolving rapidly as companies race to digitally transform 20th century processes and business models,” said ServiceNow Chief AI Officer Vijay Narayanan. “ServiceNow is leading this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make work, work better for people. With Element AI’s powerful capabilities and world class talent, ServiceNow will empower employees and customers to focus on areas where only humans excel – creative thinking, customer interactions, and unpredictable work. That’s a smarter way to workflow.” “Element AI’s vision has always been to redefine how companies use AI to help people work smarter,” said Element AI Founder and CEO, Jean-Francois Gagné. “ServiceNow is leading the workflow revolution and we are inspired by its purpose to make the world of work, work better for people. ServiceNow is the clear partner for us to apply our talent and technology to the most significant challenges facing the enterprise today.” The acquisition of Element AI is ServiceNow’s latest strategic investment to accelerate AI innovation in the Now Platform. In March, ServiceNow hired Narayanan and launched Now Intelligence, a set of powerful AI capabilities to help customers scale insight to action. Element AI is ServiceNow’s fourth AI acquisition in 2020, following Loom Systems, Passage AI, and Sweagle. The Element AI team are leaders in the AI community and have pioneered modern AI over the last decade. Element AI was founded in 2016 by CEO Jean-Francois Gagné, Anne Martel, Nicolas Chapados, Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer, Yoshua Bengio, and Philippe Beaudoin. ServiceNow expects to complete the acquisition in early 2021. Share this article:

Element AI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Element AI founded?

    Element AI was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Element AI's headquarters?

    Element AI's headquarters is located at 2225 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara.

  • What is Element AI's latest funding round?

    Element AI's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Element AI raise?

    Element AI raised a total of $257.14M.

  • Who are the investors of Element AI?

    Investors of Element AI include ServiceNow, Lafayette Plug and Play Accelerator, Real Ventures, DCVC, Government of Quebec and 18 more.

  • Who are Element AI's competitors?

    Competitors of Element AI include Landing AI, Mindbridge, HACARUS, Attio, DataProphet and 7 more.


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