• Press Release
  • 2021-06-22
  • OPPO joins LF AI & Data Foundation to promote open source AI and Data communities

    ● As a premier member, OPPO is stepping up efforts to make AI and data technologies more accessible to everyone while building a fair, robust, and healthy AI ecosystems.

    June 22, 2021, SHENZHEN – The leading global smart device brand OPPO officially joins the governance board of the LF AI & Data Foundation as a premier member. To accelerate the innovation and adoption of AI technology, OPPO and other premier members will make significant contributions by promoting strong open source AI and data communities.

    OPPO joins LF AI & Data Foundation as a premier member

    Established by the Linux Foundation in March 2018, the LF AI & Data Foundation consists of 49 members across several industries. The mission of the foundation is to build and support an open AI and Data community, and drive open source innovation in the domains including AI,ML,and Data by enabling collaboration and the creation of new opportunities for all the members of the community.

    Moving towards our mission of “Technology for mankind, Kindness for the world”, OPPO strives to create an open ecosystem where developers and partners enable and enrich each other in the era of the Internet of Experience. By doing so attracts like-minded partners such as LF AI & Data Foundation. For years, OPPO has been continuously investing in artificial intelligence and data technology. OPPO’s AI & Data Engineering System delivers better services to users and developers across the globe through exploration and development in these core technologies such as conversational AI, machine learning, personalized recommendation algorithms, cloud and data services, and security and privacy. By joining the LF AI & Data Foundation, OPPO’s experienced technologists Liam Zheng and Dr. Jia Jimin will respectively serve as the representative of the governing board and the representative of the technical advisory council, working closely with other LF AI & Data's members to find out the best practices for using open source tools in production.

    “We are pleased to welcome OPPO as a premier member on our governing board. They will have a voting seat on all of our foundation level committees,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director at LF AI & Data Foundation. “We support open source development and the creation of a sustainable ecosystem that makes integration with open source AI and data technologies both easier and more reliable. OPPO realizes 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 drive innovation in the community and support our hosted technical projects.”

    OPPO always values openness and collaboration, which fuels innovation, thus further bringing technological advancements for everyone. In June 2020, OPPO became the first platinum member of the OpenChain - an umbrella project of the Linux Foundation - to build a global open source ecosystem by developing the open source ISO standards as the first Mainland China company. During OPPO ODC 2020 in Octobor, ColorOS unlocked seven system-level capability exposure engines for developers and partners by opening source in hopes of creating an open and collaborative ecosystem, thus further improve user experience. In March 2021, OPPO Breeno became the first smartphone voice assistant in mainland China that covers over one hundred million monthly active users. This June, OPPO Breeno team together with industry-leading universities and research institutes released the current most comprehensive Chinese conversational AI dataset,building a solid data foundation to drive the research in the field of conversational AI.

    Aiming to become an ecosystem company, OPPO is striving to explore an open and integrated ecosystem while benefiting each individual and helping everyone make the most out of their lives, bringing the brand-new intelligent experience. In the future, OPPO will continue to establish a deeper engagement with the global open source community for the sustainable development and mass adoption of cutting-edge technologies.

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