The BigScience philosophy of building open AI

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Tuesday 14 Jun 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

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Dr Margaret Mitchell, Dr Yacine Jernite, and members of the BigScience Data Governance group will join speakers from The Alan Turing Institute to lead a discussion on their approach to building a Large Language Model (LLM) in the open with researchers around the world.                                                                                

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The BigScience model, which finishes training in July 2022, has pioneered a new approach to building open & responsible AI, inspired by open science creation schemes such as CERN and the LHC, in order to facilitate the creation of large-scale artefacts for the entire research community. This effort addresses the current models of data governance and LLM development by big technology giants, which poses problems from research advancement, environmental, ethical, and societal perspectives, and issues raised in a paper co-authored by Margaret: On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?       

In this open conversation with the Turing community, Margaret, Yacine, and members of the BigScience team will present on BigScience’s model for data governance. Leaders from Turing’s tools, practices, and systems (TPS), public policy, and AI programmes will respond and address open questions with regards to building AI through distributed, international collaborations.


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Professor David Leslie

Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at The Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society, Queen Mary University of London