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Meta, IBM Lead New AI Alliance to Support Open Innovation

AMD, Hugging Face, LangChain and Cornell are among members of the new group wanting open AI innovation

Ben Wodecki

December 5, 2023

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The AI Alliance logo. The group was formed by IBM and Meta, with over 40 organizations joining to support open and responsible AI innovation
The group wants to partner with governments and non-profits on responsible AI projectsThe AI Alliance

At a Glance

  • The companies have formed the new AI Alliance to support open and responsible AI development.

Some of the biggest names in AI have launched a group aimed at supporting the open innovation of safe AI systems.

Dubbed the AI Alliance, the group wants to foster an open community that’ll enable developers to research AI responsibly.

IBM and Meta co-launched the AI Alliance, with some 40 organizations from industry, government and academic pledging support.

Arvind Krishna, IBM chair and CEO said: "The progress we continue to witness in AI is a testament to open innovation and collaboration across communities of creators, scientists, academics and business leaders.”

Among those supporting the group are chipmaking giants AMD and Intel, universities like Cornell and Yale as well as open-source outlets behind popular AI tools and benchmarks including Hugging Face, LangChain and MLCommons.

The group plans to pool resources and knowledge to address AI safety concerns. The AI Alliance will also launch a catalog of vetted multimodal, multilingual tools that are safe and secure. They will also move to develop benchmarks and standards to test AI system safety.

The Alliance will begin by forming working groups spanning major related topics, as well as a governing board and technical oversight committee.

The group wants to partner with governments, non-profits and civil society organizations on initiatives related to responsible AI.

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Nick Clegg, president for global affairs at Meta said: “We believe it’s better when AI is developed openly – more people can access the benefits, build innovative products and work on safety.”

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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