Supporting Open Source and Open Science in the EU AI Act

July 26, 2023 by: Paul Keller
Today — together with Hugging Face,, LAION, GitHub, and Creative Commons, we publish a statement on Supporting Open Source and Open Science in the EU AI Act. We strongly believe that open source and open science are the building blocks of trustworthy AI and should be promoted in the EU.

AI and copyright: Convergence of opt-outs?

November 29, 2023 by: Paul Keller
The blog post argues that with increasing convergence on creator/rightholder opt-outs as an essential mechanism in the governance of generative AI models, there is an urgent need for standardization of machine readable opt outs.

The EU should not trust AI companies to self-regulate

November 28, 2023 by: Paul Keller et al.
As the debate over how the AI Act should deal with foundation models reaches a climax, we argue that it would be a mistake to leave this crucial aspect of AI regulation to the AI companies themselves, and that there is indeed a need for mandatory transparency and documentation requirements.

Friction in AI Governance: there’s more to it than breaking servers

November 15, 2023 by: Nadia Nadesan
In this article, Nadia Nadesan examines collective bargaining as an essential element of AI governance.

Public Data Commons: working paper for the UN

November 13, 2023 by: Alek Tarkowski
The Center for Policy Research at United Nations University (UNU-CPR) published our policy note, which builds on our work on Public Data Commons and informs a recommendation from the report of the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.

AI governance: putting money where the mouth is

November 8, 2023 by: Zuzanna Warso
Experts agree that artificial intelligence is the next frontier of market concentration in the Internet economy. The democratization of AI development hinges on public investment in AI infrastructure.

The Case for the Digital Euro — built as Public Digital Infrastructure

November 2, 2023 by: Paul Keller
Analysis of the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Euro that argues that in order to meet its objectives, the Digital Euro must be built on top of public digital infrastructure.

Falcon 180B, open source AI and control over compute

October 25, 2023 by: Alek Tarkowski
This opinion takes a closer look at how the Falcon 180B model is licensed and is a part of our exploration of the emergent standards for the sharing of AI models.

Code is speech, and speech is free

October 12, 2023 by: Zuzanna Warso
Some experts believe that open-sourcing AI increases the risk of malicious use. In this opinion, we argue that calls for regulators to intervene and limit the possibility of open-sourcing AI models must consider the impact on freedom of expression.

Open Source, AI and the Paradox of Open

September 15, 2023 by: Zuzanna Warso et al.
We agree with Widder, West, and Whittaker that openness alone will not democratize AI. However, it is clear to us that any alternative to current Big Tech-driven AI must be, among other things, open.

We need frameworks that balance sharing and consent

September 7, 2023 by: Alek Tarkowski
There is a growing need for a new set of community-based principles and governance framework for the digital commons, which combines the achievements of free culture with care for other rights and balances sharing with consent.