ChatGPT creator OpenAI is planning to release a new open-source language model, thus preparing to make a huge move in the world of artificial intelligence development. This comes as open-source AI models gain traction, posing a threat to industry titans such as Google and OpenAI.
This move comes only weeks after a leaked letter from a Google top developer acknowledged the growth of open-source AI technologies and their direct danger to Google and OpenAI.
The specifications of OpenAI’s future open-source model have yet to be revealed. It is not intended to compete directly with the flagship ChatGPT. Instead, it is expected to contribute to the developing open-source AI community.
When OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public, its generative AI gained great traction. This sparked a scramble among internet companies, with Google launching its own Bard chatbot shortly after. Meta Platforms, not wanting to fall behind, provided access to powerful machine-learning models capable of interpreting conversational language.
These models were subsequently converted into open-source software, paving the way for the creation of free alternatives to ChatGPT and other proprietary AI tools.