Smartphone brand OPPO has joined the LF AI and Data Foundation governance board as a premier member, to accelerate the innovation and adoption of AI technology. While on the governance board, OPPO will seek to make significant contributions by promoting strong open source AI and data communities.

The LF AI and Data Foundation consists of 49 members across several industries. The foundation aims to build and support an open AI and Data community, and drive open source innovation in the domains including AI, ML, and Data by collaborations and creation of new opportunities.

OPPO’s AI and Data Engineering System delivers better services to users and developers across the globe through exploration and development in these core technologies. These include conversational AI, machine learning, personalized recommendation algorithms, cloud and data services, and security and privacy.

By joining the LF AI and Data Foundation, OPPO’s technologists, Liam Zheng and Dr. Jia Jimin will serve as the representatives of the governing board and the technical advisory council. The two will also work closely with other 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. 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,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director at LF AI & Data Foundation.

In June 2020, OPPO became the first platinum member of the OpenChain, an umbrella project of the Linux Foundation. During OPPO ODC 2020, ColorOS unlocked seven system-level capability exposure engines for developers and partners by opening source in hopes of creating a collaborative ecosystem to improve user 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.