AI2 open sources text-generating AI models — and the data used to train them

The Allen Institute for AI (AI2), the nonprofit AI research institute founded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is releasing several GenAI language models it claims are more “open” than others — and, importantly, licensed in such a way that developers can use them unfettered for training, experimentation and even commercialization
Called OLMo, an acronym for “Open Language Models,” the models and the dataset used to train them, Dolma — one of the largest public datasets of its kind — were designed to study the high-level science behind text-generating AI, according to AI2 senior software engineer Dirk Groeneveld.
“‘Open’ is an overloaded term …