Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence
SAN FRANCISCO and REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2019— Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI in the world and how to build secure, trustworthy and ethical AI to serve the public, have partnered to further extend Microsoft Azure’s capabilities in large-scale AI systems. Through this partnership, the companies will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and power OpenAI’s efforts to create artificial general intelligence (AGI). The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation of AI applications. The partnership covers the following:
IT leaders and engineers are gathering for the first GraphQL Conference in Southern Germany on September 6 in Konstanz. The line-up for GraphQL Day Bodensee includes speakers from Financial Times, AWS App Sync, Gatsby JS and more, bringing in industry experts from the US, Germany, Switzerland, France, and beyond. They will share insights into best practices for optimizing application performance, increasing API flexibility, uncovering the nuances of GraphQL schema design along with general developer productivity.
The non-profit community event is a part of GraphQL Days – a series of global events focused on the open-source data query and manipulation language for APIs, GraphQL. Adopted by technology leaders like Facebook, Airbnb, Paypal, and Microsoft, GraphQL is becoming the preferred approach for developing and consuming digital APIs. It is rapidly becoming a top alternative to REST.
Continued community expansion and alignment make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations
Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments and scale
ONAP now plays an integral role in compliance and verification program (OVP)
Increased adoption and commercial ecosystem support reaches mainstream tipping point
San Francisco, July 9, 2019 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the availability of ONAP Dublin and the addition of six new members. ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, brings an uptick in commercial activity – including new deployment plans from major operators (including Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, and Telstra) and ONAP-based products and solutions from more than a dozen leading vendors – and has become the focal point for industry alignment around management and orchestration of the open networking stack, standards, and more.
Combined with the availability of ONAP Dublin, the addition of new members (Aarna Networks, Loodse, the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University, Matrixx Software, VoerEir AB, and XCloud Networks) continues LFN’s global drumbeat of ecosystem growth for accelerated development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies.
Enables IoT digital transformation for Enterprise, Industrial, Retail and Consumer
Supports complementary products and services from global open ecosystem including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs
Deployed in many end user projects; EdgeX also collaborates with IIC on AI testbeds and is the foundation for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI)
SAN FRANCISCO – July 11, 2019 – EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge IoT computing independent of hardware, silicon, application cloud, or operating system, today announced the availability of its “Edinburgh” release. Created collaboratively by a global ecosystem, EdgeX Foundry’s new release is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT use cases and is a platform for real-world applications both for developers and end users across many vertical markets. EdgeX community members have created a range of complementary products and services, including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs and plug-in enhancements for device connectivity, applications, data and system management and security.