LF AI Foundation Welcomes ONNX, Ecosystem for Interoperable AI Models

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

The LF AI Foundation announced the Open Neural Network eXchange (ONNX) is its newest graduate level project.  Moving ONNX under the umbrella of LF AI governance and management is viewed as a key milestone in establishing ONNX as a vendor-neutral open format standard.

ONNX is an open format used to represent machine learning and deep learning models. An ecosystem of products supporting ONNX provides AI capabilities, like model creation and export, visualization, optimization, and acceleration capabilities.  Among its many advantages, ONNX provides portability, allowing AI developers to more easily move AI models between tools that are part of trusted AI/ML/DL workflows.

The ONNX community was established in 2017 by Facebook and Microsoft to create an open ecosystem for interchangeable models. Support for ONNX has grown to over 30 registered companies, plus many more end user companies, around the world. ONNX is a mature project with 138 contributors.

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