Have you heard of the AI Alliance?

Get to know one of the forces accelerating innovation in AI through compute, data, tools and talent

We all know there have been concerns about the safety of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years, particularly with Large Language Models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s closed-source ChatGPT. One of the AI Alliance goals, for instance, is to address some of these issues by proposing a public open development approach with resources to develop a safe ecosystem of open foundational models (LLMs).

Co-launched by IBM and Meta, this massive – it has over 50 members! – industry-academic-government worldwide alliance aims to shepherd AI development, promoting responsible innovation.

In order to accomplish its goals, the AI Alliance plans to start or enhance projects driven by the following objectives:

  • Responsibly advance the ecosystem of open foundation models with diverse modalities, including highly capable multilingual, multimodal, and science models that can help address society-wide challenges in climate, education, and beyond.
  • Develop and deploy benchmarks and evaluation standards, tools, and other resources that enable the responsible development and use of AI systems globally, including creating a catalogue of vetted safety, security, and trust tools. Support the advocacy and enablement of these tools with the developer community for model and application development.
  • Develop educational content and resources to inform the public discourse and policymakers on benefits, risks, solutions, and precision regulation for AI.
  • Foster a vibrant AI hardware accelerator ecosystem by boosting contributions and adopting essential enabling software technology.
  • Support global AI skills-building and exploratory research. Engage the academic community to support researchers and students in learning and contributing to essential AI model and tool research projects.
  • Launch initiatives that encourage open development of AI in safe and beneficial ways, and host events to explore AI use cases and showcase how Alliance members are using open technology in AI responsibly and for good.

President of Global Affairs for Meta, Nick Clegg, shared the following thoughts on the need for the AI Alliance – “We believe it’s better when AI is developed openly – more people can access the benefits, build innovative products, and work on safety. The AI Alliance brings together researchers, developers, and companies to share tools and knowledge to help us all progress, whether models are shared openly or not. We’re looking forward to working with partners to advance the state-of-the-art in AI and help everyone build responsibly.

Learn more about the AI Alliance on their website.