LF AI & Data Foundation Welcomes OPPO to its Governing Board as a Premier Member

By June 22, 2021Blog

 

The LF AI & Data Foundation, which supports and builds a sustainable ecosystem for open source AI and Data software, today announced that OPPO has joined its governance board as a Premier member.

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first smartphone – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with ColorOS and internet services like HeyTap and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. The recently opened, first-ever R&D centre outside of China, in Hyderabad, is playing a pivotal role in the development of 5G technologies. In line with OPPO’s commitment to Make in India, the manufacturing at the Greater Noida plant has been increased to 50 million smartphones per year. According to IDC, OPPO has ranked 4th among the top 5 smartphone brands in India with an 88.4% year on year growth in Q4 2019. 

Premier membership is LF AI & Data’s highest tier of membership, reserved for organizations who contribute heavily to the open source artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and Data space. These organizations, along with members at the General and Associate levels, work in concert with LF AI & Data team members, to take the most active role in enabling open source AI, ML, DL, and Data growing the ecosystem; facilitating collaboration and integration efforts across projects, and spearheading efforts in areas such as interoperability, ethical and responsible AI.

“We are very pleased to welcome OPPO as a Premier Member to our Governing Board with a voting seat on all of our Foundation level committees,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, LF AI & Data Foundation Executive Director. “We are supporting open source development, creating a sustainable ecosystem that makes it easier to rely on and integrate with open source AI and data technologies. Corporations like OPPO realize the importance of this effort and are working hard to foster a healthy ecosystem. We are thrilled that OPPO has strategically joined us at the highest membership level to further drive innovation in the community and support our hosted technical projects.”

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The LF AI & Data Foundation now has 49 members who are participating across the Premier, General, and Associate membership 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 AL, ML, DL, and Data space. Interested in becoming a member of LF AI & Data? Learn more here and email membership@lfai.foundation for more information and/or questions.

The LF AI & Data Foundation’s mission is to build and support an open AI community, and drive open source innovation in the AI, ML, DL, and Data domains by enabling collaboration and the creation of new opportunities for all the members of the community. 

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