Today we dive into the implications, considerations, and possibilities of open-source generative AI systems!

One question that looms for many is could Open-source AI help, hinder or simple coexist with a closed system. As you likely know open-sourced approaches, have democratized access to software, ensured transparency, and improved security for decades, but can it have a similar impact on AI?

My fantastic guests today are Alison Smith, Director of Generative AI, and Geoff Schaefer, Chief Technologist and lead of Booz Allen’s responsible AI practice. The goal of the discussion was to dissect the balance between collaboration and control, legal ramifications, ethical considerations, and innovation barriers as the AI industry seeks to democratize the development of large language models.