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LF AI Foundation Welcomes ZILLIZ as Premier Member

By December 17, 2019No Comments

LF AI continues fast pace of membership and project portfolio growth

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SAN FRANCISCO – December 17, 2019 – The LF AI Foundation, the organization building an ecosystem to sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), is announcing today that ZILLIZ has joined the Foundation as a Premier member.

ZILLIZ was founded in 2016 with its headquarter in Shanghai. With the vision of “Reinvent Data Science”, ZILLIZ aligns itself on developing open source data science software leveraging new generation heterogenous computing technologies. Milvus, a high-performance vector search engine for deep learning applications open sourced by ZILLIZ recently, is gathering momentum in the open source AI community.

“We are pushing forward a globalization strategy that fully incorporates global open source communities. We believe open development leads to greater implementation and greater good for all,” said ZILLIZ Founder and CEO Charles Xie. “We think the most critical data challenges today are processing unstructured data which are explosively growing. And even for structured data, we also need new approaches while 5G/IoT applications are gaining dominance in the next decade. We believe open source and open collaboration will foster more innovations to address these challenges.”

“As a pioneer of data science software embracing heterogenous hardware, ZILLIZ is enabling enterprises to transform the unstructured data from digital contents to data assets, which is essential in building high quality AI systems and services.” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of the LF AI Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome ZILLIZ as a Premium Member of LF AI and excited to support their contributions connected with the open source AI community including their Milvus project.”

LF AI Project Portfolio Growth

2019 has been a growth year for LF AI, seeing the foundation quickly adding to its portfolio of hosted projects. LF AI currently hosts the following projects: Acumos, Angel, Elastic Deep Learning, Horovod, Pyro, Adlik and ONNX. Two more projects will be joining in December and will be announced at a later date. 

To learn more about hosting a project in LF AI and the benefits, please visit and explore the “Projects” main menu item.

A full list of the LF AI hosted projects is available here:

LF AI Resources

About LF AI Foundation

The LF AI Foundation, a Linux Foundation project, accelerates and sustains the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) open source projects. Backed by many of the world’s largest technology leaders, LF AI is a neutral space for harmonization and ecosystem engagement to advance AI, ML and DL innovation. To get involved with the LF AI Foundation, please visit

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