YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and open-source AI platform Hugging Face today announced that IBM's watsonx.ai geospatial foundation model – built from NASA's satellite data – will now be openly available on Hugging Face. It will be the largest geospatial foundation model on Hugging Face and the first-ever open-source AI foundation model built in collaboration with NASA. As part of a Space Act Agreement with NASA, IBM set out earlier this year to build an AI foundation model for geospatial data. "AI remains a science-driven field, and science can only progress through information sharing and collaboration," said Jeff Boudier, head of product and growth at Hugging Face. "This is why open-source AI and the open release of models and datasets are so fundamental to the continued progress of AI, and making sure the technology will benefit as many people as possible."