Meta taps Hugging Face for startup accelerator to spur adoption of open source AI models

Facebook parent Meta is teaming up with Hugging Face and European cloud infrastructure company Scaleway to launch a new AI-focused startup program at the Station F startup megacampus in Paris.
The underlying goal of the program is to promote a more “open and collaborative” approach to AI development across the French technology world.
The timing of the announcement is notable, coming amid a growing push for regulation and a marked conflict between the “open” and “closed” AI realms.
Many of the major tech companies, including Microsoft, Google and ChatGPT-developer OpenAI, are arguing for more regulation and warning of the existential …