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Humanist Archives: June 30, 2022, 6:57 a.m. Humanist 36.87 - open-source AI

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 87.
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        Date: 2022-06-29 19:35:37+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: BLOOM

The following thanks to Tim Smithers <>:

Elizabeth Gibney, "Open-source language AI challenges big tech’s models:
BLOOM aims to address the biases that machine-learning systems inherit 
from the texts they train on." Nature (22 June 2022)

An international team of around 1,000 largely academic volunteers has tried 
to break big tech’s stranglehold on natural-language processing and reduce 
its harms. Trained with US$7-million-worth of publicly funded computing 
time, the BLOOM language model will rival in scale those made by firms 
Google and OpenAI, but will be open-source. BLOOM will also be the first 
model of its scale to be multilingual.

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