Jul 26, 2023Liked by Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Regarding the poll, I'm not sure if the concerns listed can really be solved by making generative AI open source or not. I think malicious attacks and unethical data harvesting will still happen regardless of whether LLMs are for-profit or free, like we're seeing right now. The product itself can be open-source, but I think it's best if the owners of the data used to train it consented to it.

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That's absolutely true Elaine, open- or close-source won't be a panacea, but it might nudge the ecosystem in the right direction. As for data consent, that is a fundamental issue that goes beyond open-sourcing and will require a rethink on how the AI development community engages with the owners of the data rights.

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