Ciena, 4 others join Linux AI project

The LF Deep Learning Foundation, an umbrella organization of the Linux Foundation intended to support open source innovation in artificial ...

Ciena buying OSS outfit
Ciena buying OSS outfit

The LF Deep Learning Foundation, an umbrella organization of the Linux Foundation intended to support open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), has gained five new members: Ciena, DiDi, Intel, Orange and Red Hat.

The new members join founding members Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa and ZTE. The LF Deep Learning Foundation is intended to be a vendor-neutral space for harmonization and acceleration of separate technical projects focused on AI, ML and DL technologies.

"We are very pleased to build off the launch momentum of the LF Deep Learning Foundation and welcome new members with vast resources and technical expertise to support our growing community and ecosystem of AI projects," said Lisbeth McNabb, chief operating officer of the Linux Foundation.

Mazin Gilbert, vice president of advanced technology and systems at AT&T, has also been elected to the role of governing board chair of LF Deep Learning. The position leads the board in supporting various AI and ML open source projects, including infrastructure and support initiatives related to each project.

"The Deep Learning Foundation is a significant achievement by the open source community to drive harmonization among tools and platforms in deep learning and artificial intelligence," said Gilbert. "This effort will enable an open marketplace of analytics and machine learning capabilities to help expedite adoption and deployments of DL solutions worldwide."

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