Gary Markus says Effective LLMs can be Trained on Open-Source Data. Here is Why He is Wrong.

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Gary Marcus advocates for training LLMs on open-source data, but is this the full solution for effective AI?

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Open-Source Data for LLMs

Wikipedia, while vast, can contain inaccuracies, leading LLMs trained on such data to potentially spread misinformation.

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Wikipedia's Misleading Data

Relying on Wikipedia risks embedding errors into LLMs, undermining their reliability and credibility.

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The Risk of Misinformation

Not all topics are comprehensively covered on Wikipedia, presenting a challenge for LLMs to develop a well-rounded understanding.

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Incomplete Knowledge Base

The quality of Wikipedia articles varies significantly, with some subjects suffering from biases or lack of expert review.

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Varying Article Quality

Training LLMs effectively requires a diverse set of high-quality, vetted sources beyond just open-source platforms.

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The Need for Diverse Sources

LLMs need mechanisms to verify the truthfulness of data, a challenge when relying on user-generated content.

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Verifying Truthfulness

Ethical AI development demands careful consideration of data sources to prevent the propagation of falsehoods.

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Ethical AI Development

Exploring beyond Wikipedia and open-source, incorporating a variety of data can lead to more robust and effective LLMs.

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Beyond Wikipedia

Marcus' point underscores a crucial debate in AI: How to responsibly source data to build LLMs that are both effective and trustworthy

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