Linux Foundation Launches Deep Learning Foundation

The Linux Foundation recently launched the LF Deep Learning Foundation. The goal of this foundation is to support open source innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s Executive Director, stated  “We are excited to offer a deep learning foundation that can drive long-term strategy and support for a host of projects in the AI, machine learning, and deep learning ecosystems”.

The first project to be launched by the foundation is Acumos: a comprehensive platform for AI model discovery, development and sharing of AI models and workflows. AT&T and Tech Mahindra contributed the Initial code for the Acumos AI Project. The Linux Foundation will host the Acumos AI platform and the Acumos Marketplace. Code is now available for download at https://marketplace.acumos.org/#/home .

In addition to the Acumos AI Project, LF Deep Learning anticipates future project contributions from Baidu and Tencent, among others.

  • Baidu’s EDL project enhances Kubernetes with the feature of elastic scheduling and uses PaddlePaddle’s fault-tolerable feature to significantly improve the overall utilization of Kubernetes clusters.
  • Tencent’s Angel project, a high-performance distributed machine-learning platform jointly developed by Tencent and Peking University, is tuned for big data/models. It is capable of supporting over a billion parameters.

About David Calloway

Hi! I'm David Calloway, the author of this blog on deep learning and artificial intelligence. I first started working with neural networks in the mid-80's, before the "dark winter" of neural networking technologies. I graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1979 with B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. In 1982, I received an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University where I worked on early attempts at speech recognition. In 2005, I obtained another M.S. degree, this time in Biology from the University of Central Florida. My interest in neural networks and deep learning was rekindled recently, when I got involved in a project at Nova Technologies where I am using deep learning and TensorFlow to recognize and classify objects from satellite imagery.
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