IBM, Meta, and 40 Top Organizations Create the ‘AI Alliance’ to Develop Open Source Technology

IBL News | New York

IBM, Meta, and over 40 companies and organizations are creating the AI Alliance, an industry and academic group dedicated to open-source AI technology.

This coalition said in a statement that it will focus on the responsible development of AI technology, including safety and security tools.

AI Alliance will look to increase the number of open-source models rather than the proprietary systems favored by companies such as OpenAI, Google, Anthropic, and Microsoft.

It will also develop new hardware and team up with academic researchers.

The AI Alliance consists of a broad range of organizations that are working across aspects of AI education, research, development and deployment, and governance.

Among them, there are creators of some of today’s most used open models including Llama2, Stable Diffusion, StarCoder, Bloom, as well as application developers like MLPerf, Hugging Face, LangChain, LlamaIndex, and other open-source AI toolkits will participate.

Frameworks that drive platform software, including PyTorch, Transformers, Diffusers, Kubernetes, Ray, Hugging Face Text generation inference, and Parameter Efficient Fine Tuning, joined the initiative.

Partners and collaborators include:

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Aitomatic
  • AMD
  • Anyscale
  • Cerebras
  • CERN
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth
  • Dell Technologies
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • ETH Zurich
  • Fenrir, Inc.
  • FPT Software
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hugging Face
  • IBM
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • Imperial College London
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
  • Intel
  • Keio University
  • LangChain
  • LlamaIndex
  • Linux Foundation
  • Mass Open Cloud (MOC) Alliance, operated by Boston University and Harvard
  • Meta
  • Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
  • MLCommons
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • New York University
  • NumFOCUS
  • OpenTeams
  • Oracle
  • Partnership on AI
  • Quansight
  • Red Hat
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Roadzen
  • Sakana AI
  • SB Intuitions
  • ServiceNow
  • Silo AI
  • Simons Foundation
  • Sony Group
  • Stability AI
  • Together AI
  • TU Munich
  • UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Yale University

In addition to bringing together leading developers, scientists, academics, students, and business leaders in the field of artificial intelligence, the AI Alliance will plan to partner with initiatives from governments, non-profit and civil society organizations working in the AI space.