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Happy 2nd Birthday LF AI!

By March 31, 2020No Comments

Break out those party hats as we are thrilled to have celebrated the 2nd birthday of the LF AI Foundation! It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since the Foundation launched in March 2018. We invite you to go down memory lane with us and see the key milestones accomplished. 

Members – We launched with 10 members and now have 23 across our Premier, General, and Associate levels. We’ve seen a diverse group of companies getting involved across various industries and we welcome those interested in contributing to the support of open source projects within the artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) space. 

Technical Projects – Our technical project portfolio grew from the single Acumos project to 10 projects; with a mix of 3 Graduated and 7 Incubation. Two of these projects were approved by the LF AI Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and are undergoing their onboarding and will be announced soon, stay tuned! The TAC is continually working to bring in new projects and we look forward to sharing those with you in the next few months. We’re always looking for new open source projects to host within LF AI, please email us if you’d like to discuss joining us.

Interactive Landscape – The launch of the LF AI Interactive Landscape has become a great tool to gain insights into how LF AI projects, among many others, fit into the space of open source AI, ML, and DL. Explore the landscape and please reach out to help us expand it with your own open source project or others that should be included.

Initiatives – Through the great contributions across the LF AI Community we launched two very important initiatives. An ML Workflow Working Group with the goal of defining an ML Workflow and to promote cross project integration. As well as the Trusted AI Committee with the goal of creating policies, guidelines, tooling, and use cases by industry in this very important space. Both of these initiatives are open for participation and we encourage anyone interested to join the conversations by joining the mail lists or attending an upcoming meeting; check out their wiki pages for more information.

Events – There have been 11+ event opportunities to connect the LF AI Community face to face across the globe; including LF AI Days which are regional, one-day events hosted and organized by local members with support from LF AI and its projects. Visit our LF AI Events page for more details.

Community – In 2019, we rebranded the foundation from LF Deep Learning to LF AI Foundation and continued efforts to increase communication and collaboration within the LF AI Community. If you haven’t connected with us across the various channels please do so!

Lots of accomplishments and growth over the past two years! In the coming years there will be more exciting developments in the space of AI, ML, and DL, and we invite you to be a part of it through the LF AI Community. Check out our How to Get Involved Guide or email us at for any questions. 

Happy 2nd Birthday LF AI! 

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