Brookings warns about chilling effects on Open Source AI development

August 24, 2022

The Brookings Institute publishes a blogpost by Alex Engler arguing that by including GPAI in the scope of the AI Act, the EU “would take the unusual, and harmful, step of regulating open-source GPAI.” Engler warns that..

In the end, the Council’s attempt to regulate open-source could create a convoluted set of requirements that endangers open-source AI contributors, likely without improving use of GPAI. Open-source AI models deliver tremendous societal value by challenging the domination of GPAI by large technology companies and enabling public knowledge about the function of AI. The European Council’s former approach — exempting open-source AI until it is used for a high-risk application — would lead to far better outcomes for the future of AI.

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