The explosion of interest in OpenAI LLC’s ChatGPT large language model signifies more than just major interest in artificial intelligence. It has boosted interest in open source as well.
Since ChatGPT was released into general availability in late November last year, with a free version available to all, a host of open-source equivalents have hit the market. These include StableLM, an open-source language model that can create text and code, and LLaMa, an open-source solution that sprang from FAIR, the AI Lab under the auspices of Meta Inc.
The open-source landscape is changing rapidly as a result, with a notable increase in new tools. To explore this trend and other elements surrounding it, theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, will provide live coverage from The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit NA event, May 10-12, in Vancouver, Canada. The event will feature interviews with key thought leaders in the cloud-native and open-source communities, along with daily commentary from theCUBE’s industry analysts.
Guardrails for AI
ChatGPT has proven to be its own stimulus center for new open-source AI tools. In late April, Nvidia Corp. announced NeMo Guardrails, an open-source framework designed to ensure that AI chatbots, such as ChatGPT, are secure and accurate for users.
“It’s completely open,” said Manuvir Das, vice president of enterprise computing at Nvidia, in remarks covered by SiliconANGLE during the Future Compute conference in early May, hosted by MIT Technology Review in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The right thing for vendors to do is to build their pieces in an open way.”
Red Hat Inc., a leading provider of open-source solutions, recently teamed up with Nvidia to advance AI solutions across hybrid and multicloud platforms. Red Hat OpenShift has added support for Nvidia’s converged accelerators, which will support heavier compute demands of applications for AI and other key uses.
Red Hat’s evolving role with Nvidia offers one example among many of how major enterprise tech players are converging around an open-source strategy.
“Open source is the backbone of digital innovation,” said Arun Chandrasekaran, distinguished vice president and analyst — tech innovation, cloud-native platforms, big data and AI — at Gartner Inc., in an interview with SiliconANGLE. “Open-source software is used in mission-critical IT workloads by more than 95% of the end-user and vendor-side IT organizations worldwide, whether they are aware of it or not.”
TheCUBE event livestream
How to watch theCUBE interviews
We offer you various ways to watch theCUBE’s coverage of the Open Source Summit NA, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and YouTube channel. You can also get all the coverage from this year’s events on SiliconANGLE.
TheCUBE Insights podcast
Stay tuned for theCUBE’s full Open Source Summit NA guest lineup here.
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