Meta and IBM form open-source alliance to counter big AI players

Key Points:

  • The AI Alliance, formed by IBM and Meta, promotes responsible innovation in AI
  • Emphasis on open development and expanding the availability of open-source AI models
  • Over 50 organizations and educational bodies have joined the alliance
  • Initiatives include developing benchmarks, vetted tools, and educational resources
  • OpenAI is not among the founding members


The AI Alliance, a new collaboration between IBM and Meta, aims to promote responsible innovation in AI while emphasizing open development. In an industry largely dominated by private AI models, the alliance aims to expand the availability of open-source AI models, allowing more people to access the benefits, build innovative products, and prioritize safety.


Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta, highlighted the importance of open development, stating, ‘We believe it’s better when AI is developed openly.’ The alliance plans to develop benchmarks and vetted tools for responsible AI creation, promote safety and transparency, and provide educational resources to inform the public and policymakers about AI. Over 50 organizations and educational bodies, including Intel, NASA, and Yale University, have joined the alliance. Notably absent from the founding members is OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. Together, these organizations seek to advance the state-of-the-art in AI and ensure its responsible and inclusive development.



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