In 2018, Meta first announced the PyTorch project. Today, more than 80 percent of researchers who submit their work at major ML conferences use PyTorch. Also, there are more than 150,000 projects built on the PyTorch framework. PyTorch is also a foundation of the AI research and products built by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenAI, and many other companies and research institutions.
Today, Meta announced that PyTorch is moving to a new, independent PyTorch Foundation, under the Linux Foundation. From now on, the PyTorch Foundation will act as a responsible steward for the technology and support PyTorch through conferences, training courses, and other initiatives.
PyTorch will democratize state-of-the-art tools, libraries, and other components to make these innovations accessible to everyone.
Meta mentioned that this new transition will not result in any changes to PyTorch’s code and core project. Also, Meta will continue to invest in PyTorch and use it as its primary framework for AI research and production applications at the company.
You can learn more about this announcement here.