Not “historic,” because industry associations like this, especially without a lobbying purpose, can be very fragile. And if you look back at each major introduction of enterprise capabilities, such as data interchange, high-performance computing, etc., there has been an alliance among the biggest tech companies. The only thing new here is the term “AI” as a pivotal enterprise competence. That’s important, but let’s not get carried away by industry alliances.
The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming..