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LF Deep Learning announces five new members

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The LF Deep Learning Foundation, a Linux Foundation project, has announced five new members: Ciena, DiDi, Intel, Orange and Red Hat.

The support of these new members will provide additional resources to the community to develop and expand open source AI, ML and DL projects, such as the Acumos AI Project, the foundation’s comprehensive platform for AI model discovery, development and sharing.

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. This position leads the board in supporting various AI and ML open source projects, including infrastructure and support initiatives related to each project.

The new companies join founding members Amdocs, AT&T, B.Yond, Baidu, Huawei, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, Tencent, Univa and ZTE. The LF Deep Learning Foundation is a 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.

“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 Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems at AT&T. “This effort will enable an open marketplace of analytics and machine learning capabilities to help expedite adoption and deployments of DL solutions worldwide.”

LF Deep Learning will also host a half day workshop at the upcoming Open Source Summit, August 28 in Vancouver, BC, which will provide a scope review of Acumos AI project, an AI full stack overview, overview of new projects and details of how to get involved.