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Free Machine learning solutions via the Acumos Project

Free machine learning tools and open source AI platform named the Acumos Project, has been announced by The Linux Foundation.

11/3/2017 12:13:43 PM
Free Machine learning solutions via the Acumos Project
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Posted Friday, November 03, 2017 by Richard Harris, Executive Editor


Free Machine learning solutions via the Acumos Project
The Linux Foundation has introduced the Acumos Project, a new project that is still in formation and aims to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone by providing a common framework and platform for the free exchange of machine learning solutions.

The founding organizations include AT&T and Tech Mahindra, a company specializing in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering. Others are invited to participate as members in the coming weeks as the Acumos Project establishes its governance model.

“An open and connected AI platform will promote collaboration as developers and companies look to define the future of AI,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation. “Because the platform is open source, it will be accessible to anyone with an interest in AI and machine learning, and customizable to meet specific needs. We expect interest from organizations doing work with autonomous vehicles, drones, content curation and analytics, and much more.”

AT&T and Tech Mahindra are contributing the Acumos Project code to The Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation will host the platform and its AI Marketplace moving forward with the goal of nurturing an active, large ecosystem around the project to sustain it over the long term. Code will be available near the time of the project’s launch in early 2018.

“Artificial intelligence is a critical tool for growing our business. However, the current state of today’s AI environment is fractured, which creates a significant barrier to adoption,” said Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. “Acumos will expedite innovation and deployment of AI applications, and make them available to everyone."

“Our focus with this project is to apply AI/ML to solve real-world, practical problems at enterprises big and small,” said Raman Abrol, SVP & Business Unit Head of Americas, Comms, Media & Entertainment at Tech Mahindra. “In the past few years we have successfully brought automation to help customers run better, change faster and grow greater. With Acumos, we seek to build on that experience and together with the open source community accelerate AI/ML-related benefits to realize benefits for our customers and partners. In The Linux Foundation, we have an able partner to increase the adoption of Acumos across the community to help enrich the platform. This platform jointly developed with AT&T is a testimony to our continued commitment to the open source community.”

The Acumos platform is expect to launch in early 2018.





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