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LF AI Foundation Technical Advisory Council

a) The role of the TAC is to facilitate communication and collaboration among the Technical Projects. The TAC will be responsible for: i) coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community; ii) making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects; iii) electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”); iv) creating, maintaining and amending project lifecycle procedures and processes, subject to the approval of the Governing Board; and v) such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.

b) The voting members of the TAC consist of: i) one representative appointed by each Premier Member; and ii) one representative appointed by the technical oversight body (e.g., a technical steering committee) of each TAC Project (as defined herein).

c) One representative of any Member may observe meetings of the TAC. Any committers from a TAC Project may observe meetings of the TAC. The TAC may change this at any point in time, including: (a) opening meetings to a broader community; (b) holding closed meetings; and (c) holding meetings open to the public. 

d) At the start of the Directed Fund, “TAC Projects” are those Technical Projects listed as having voting representatives on the TAC on the Directed Fund’s web site. Thereafter, any Technical Project can become a TAC Project through the approval of the Technical Project’s technical oversight body, the TAC (by a two-third’s vote), and the Governing 6 Board. The TAC and the Governing Board may approve a project lifecycle policy that will address the incubation, archival and other stages of TAC Projects. 

e) The TAC representatives will elect a chair to preside over meetings, ensure minutes are taken and drive the TAC agenda with input from the TAC representatives.

Additional information is available in the LF AI Charter.

Voting Members

Member CompanyVoting Member
Amdocs*Ofer Hermoni
AT&TJack Murray
BaiduDaxiang Dong
EricssonNimish Radia
HuaweiHuang Zhipeng
NokiaPantelis Monogioudis
Tech MahindraNikunj Nirmal
TencentHan Xiao
ZillizJun Gu
ZTEWei Meng
Acumos AI ProjectAnwar Aftab
Angel ProjectFitz Wang
ONNX ProjectPrasanth Pulavarthi

*Current TAC Chairperson, effective April 30, 2019 - One year term.

Mail List

Join the TAC mail list here. Contact the TAC via email at


In various situations, the LF AI Foundation TAC shall hold a vote. These votes can happen on the phone, email, or via a voting service, when appropriate. TAC members can either respond "agree, yes, +1", "disagree, no, -1", or "abstain". 

a) Quorum for Governing Board and Committee meetings will require fifty percent of the voting representatives. If advance notice of the meeting has been given per normal means and timing, the Governing Board may continue to meet even if quorum is not met, but will be prevented from making any decisions at the meeting.

b) Ideally decisions will be made based on consensus. If, however, any decision requires a vote to move forward, the representatives of the Governing Board or Committee, as applicable, will vote on a one vote per voting representative basis.

c) Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by vote at a meeting will require a simple majority vote, provided quorum is met. Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by electronic vote without a meeting will require a majority of all voting representatives.

d) In the event of a tied vote with respect to an action that cannot be resolved by the Governing Board, the Chair may refer the matter to the LF for assistance in reaching a decision. If there is a tied vote in any Committee that cannot be resolved, the matter may be referred to the Governing Board.

Additional information is available in the LF AI Charter.

Proposing Projects 

Please visit the LF AI GitHub to review the LF AI Project Proposal Process and Project Lifecycle documentation.

Current Projects

Please visit the LF AI GitHub to learn more about projects. 

Project NameProject TypeProject TypeTAC SponsorTAC Sponsor EmailProject Lead ContactProject Lead Email
Acumos AITACGraduateIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgAnwar
TACGraduateIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgFitz
EDLTechnicalIncubationIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgDaxiang
HorovodTechnicalIncubationIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgTravis
MarquezTechnicalIncubationIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgJulien 
ONNXTACGraduateIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgONNX 
PyroTechnicalIncubationIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgFritz
SparklyrTechnicalIncubationIbrahim Haddadibrahim@linuxfoundation.orgJavier

Meeting Details 

TAC meetings are open to the public and held every other Thursday from 6am-7am PT. Meeting invites are managed from the sub-group (mail list) within the LF AI Foundation account.

Visit the Community Meetings & Calendar page for instructions on how to subscribe to the meetings.

The meetings can be accessed as follows:

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

  • Or iPhone one-tap

    • US: +16465588656,,430697670# or +16699006833,,430697670#

  • Or Telephone:

    • Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

      • US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free)

      • Meeting ID: 430 697 670

      • International numbers available:

Meeting Agendas 

All meeting agendas, content, and minutes are distributed via Subscribe to the TAC mailing list here.

Meeting Recordings and Minutes

  • December 19, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Marquez: Incubation Project Proposal + TAC Vote
    • LF AI Updates
  • December 5, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Sparklyr: Incubation Project Proposal + TAC Vote 
    • LF AI Updates
  • November 21, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Angel: Graduation Project Proposal + TAC Vote
    • LF AI Updates
  • October 24, 2019 recording / minutes
    • ONNX: Graduation Project Proposal + TAC Vote
    • LF AI Updates
  • October 10, 2019 recording / minutes
  • September 26, 2019 recording / chat  / minutes
    • Incubation Project Proposal + TAC Vote: Adlik from ZTE
    • Outreach Committee Updates
    • Updates on Ongoing Efforts by Other Committees 
  • September 12, 2019 
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • August 29, 2019 recording / minutes 
    • NOTE: There was a Zoom recording error, only first 7 min are available, please reference slide decks shared via mail list and minutes for reference
    • General Updates

    • ML Workflow Collaboration

    • Update on Trusted AI

    • Invited Presentation - FATE Project from WeBank

  • August 15, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Approval of the Project Proposal and Lifecycle Document
    • Invited Presentations: ZTE - Machine Learning on 5G: Use Cases & Architecture & Adlik: A Tool for AI Model Optimizer
  • August 1, 2019
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • July 18, 2019
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • July 4, 2019
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • June 20, 2019 recording / minutes 
    • Working Group Updates
      • ML Workflow
      • Proposal and Lifecycle Document Refresh
    • LF AI Events
    • AI Ethics Committee
    • Trapezium Project
  • June 6, 2019 
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • May 23, 2019 recording / minutes 
    • Invited Presentation: Trapezium from Verizon Media
  • May 9, 2019 
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • April 25, 2019 recording / minutes
    • LF DL Updates
    • ML Workflow
    • Alignment with External Initiatives
    • Project Proposal Template and Lifecycle Document Refresh
  • April 11, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Invited Presentation: Petastorm
  • March 28, 2019
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • March 14, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Invited Presentation: Argoproj
  • February 28, 2019 
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • February 14, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Invited Presentation: TransmogrifAI
  • January 31, 2019 recording / minutes 
    • TAC / LF DL General Updates
    • GB F2F Meeting
    • Collaboration Among LF DL Projects
  • January 17, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Pyro project presentation, proposal, and TAC vote
  • January 3, 2019 recording / minutes
    • Project Updates: Acumos AI and Angel
    • LF DL Mission Statement & Goals
    • LFDL Interactive Landscape 
  • December 6, 2018 recording / minutes
    • Horovod project presentation, proposal, and TAC vote
  • November 8, 2018 recording / minutes
  • October 25, 2018 recording / minutes
  • October 11, 2018 recording / minutes
  • September 13, 2018 recording / minutes
  • August 16, 2018 recording / minutes
  • August 2, 2018 recording / minutes
  • July 19, 2018 recording / minutes
  • July 5, 2018 recording / minutes
  • June 21, 2018 recording / minutes
  • June 7, 2018 recording / minutes
  • May 22, 2018 recording / minutes
  • May 8, 2018 minutes
  • April 24, 2018 minutes
  • April 10, 2018 minutes