Specialists of two companies: Chinese ByteDance and American Microsoft announced to the public about cooperation within the framework of an innovative open source project KubeRay. The experts plan to see it through to the end, despite the intense rivalry between their countries. This state-of-the-art software is designed to help businesses take full advantage of innovation with even greater success.

Ali Kanso, Microsoft programmer, and Jiaxing Shan, ByteDance engineer, shared the main details of the project with the public. Representatives of the companies spoke at a special Ray Summit event held in San Francisco. The engineers discussed their work with the attending industry experts and developers interested in creating unique programs using this software. The project specialists spoke about the considerable advantages of the software.

As you know, the cooperation of technical giants in the field of open-source software is a common practice. But the case of Microsoft and ByteDance stands out from the intellectual property rivalry between China and the US. As you know, this is not the first collaboration. The companies already had a similar experience of cooperation, but the attempt was unsuccessful due to the intervention of the US President Donald Trump. So, in 2020, Microsoft intended to buy TikTok from ByteDance, but Trump vetoed this cooperation, explaining his decision with national security concerns.

Perhaps this time the project will be completed successfully.

Interestingly, in July 2020, a well-known hacker group called Anonymous accused TikTok of massively tracking users and leaking data to Chinese authorities. And in August, Oracle began testing content moderation methods on the popular social network TikTok for manipulation by Chinese authorities.

The great battle between China and the US for AI leadership is causing great public concern. However, there are opportunities for joint fruitful cooperation. And such cross-border collaboration is key to making the most of today’s advances in computing for the benefit of the entire world.