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The koan of an open-source LLM Episode 21

The koan of an open-source LLM

· 23:06

A proposal for a new definition of an "open source" LLM and why no definition will ever just work.
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Source code: https://github.com/natolambert/interconnects-tools
Original post: https://www.interconnects.ai/p/an-open-source-llm

00:00 The koan of an open-source LLM
03:22 A new naming scheme for open LLMs
07:09 Pivot points and politics
08:16 Claude 3, arms race, commoditization, and national security
10:01 Doomers debunking bio risks of LLMs themselves
11:21 Mistral's perceived reversal and the EU
13:22 Messy points: Transparency, safety, and copyright
13:32 The muddling of transparency
15:22 The muddling of "safety"
16:30 The muddling of licenses and copyright
20:12 Vibes points and next steps

Figure 1: https://huggingface.co/datasets/natolambert/interconnects-figures/resolve/main/open-source/img_046.png
Figure 2: https://huggingface.co/datasets/natolambert/interconnects-figures/resolve/main/open-source/img_064.png


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