project is a community collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook. The two companies recognized that although
great artificial intelligence (AI) tools exist, these creations are often locked in the framework or ecosystem they are born in.
was designed to enable fledgling AI systems to leave the nest, increasing their potential application base by expanding their interoperability.
ONNX's container format allows neural networks to be switched between different cloud service providers or into private clouds. More portability makes it possible to use models in new places, to the developer's
and increases the range of models available to Facebook and Microsoft. It may also foster innovation and speed development by facilitating sharing and collaboration among researchers.
has announced support for chaining models with
-Chainer, which enables increased portability of
, backward and Markov chaining models.
and ONNX-Chainer are available as free and open source Python packages from Github.
partners include AMD, Intel, ARM, Nvidia, Huawei, IBM,
, Preferred Networks,