Google Cloud and Hugging Face Expand Collaboration to Propel Generative AI and ML Development

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Google Cloud and Hugging Face have announced a new strategic partnership that will give developers access to Google Cloud’s infrastructure for all Hugging Face services. This collaboration will also allow for the training and serving of Hugging Face models on Google Cloud.

“Google has been a leader in AI progress and the open science movement, and with this new partnership, we will make it easy for Hugging Face users and Google Cloud customers to leverage the latest open models along with optimized AI infrastructure and tools from Google Cloud,” said Clement Delangue, CEO of Hugging Face.

The partnership further advances Hugging Face’s mission to democratize AI and supports Google Cloud’s commitment to open source AI ecosystem development.

As part of the partnership, Google Cloud becomes a strategic cloud partner for Hugging Face and a preferred destination for Hugging Face training and inference workloads.

Developers will have the ability to utilize Google Cloud’s AI-optimized infrastructure, including compute, TPUs, and GPUs, to train and serve open models and build new generative AI applications.

Google Cloud and Hugging Face will work together to help developers train and serve large AI models more quickly and cost-effectively, including:

  • Enabling developers to train, tune, and serve Hugging Face models with Vertex AI in just a few clicks from the Hugging Face platform.
  • Supporting Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) deployments for Hugging Face developers to train, tune, and serve their workloads using Hugging Face-specific Deep Learning Containers on GKE.
  • Providing open source developers with access to Cloud TPU v5e for improved performance and lower latency for inference compared to previous versions.
  • Adding future support for A3 VMs powered by NVIDIA’s H100 Tensor Core GPUs for faster training and greater networking bandwidth.
  • Utilizing Google Cloud Marketplace for simple management and billing for the Hugging Face managed platform.

“Google Cloud and Hugging Face share a vision for making generative AI more accessible and impactful for developers,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud.

Vertex AI and GKE will be available in the first half of 2024 as deployment options on the Hugging Face platform.

For more information about this news, visit https://cloud.google.com.

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