Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft came together to announce the launch of the new Partnership on AI. While on a day-to-day basis, these teams are in constant competition with each other, they've come together to conduct research and promote best practices. This means that the group of tech companies will come together frequently to discuss advancements in artificial intelligence. 

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/28/facebook-amazon-google-ibm-and-microsoft-come-together-to-create-historic-partnership-on-ai/