Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
AI & ML Tooling

Episode 88: Open Source Foundation Models for Generative AI

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Dan Jeffries is the previous Chief Intelligence Officer at open source foundation model company Stability AI and Managing Director at the AI Infrastructure Alliance.

Stability AI has raised almost $100M from investors including Lightspeed and Coatue.

In this episode, we dig into the role of open source in generative AI, the benefits and drawbacks to open source foundation models, copyright issues that can come up when training data is visible, the capital it takes to start a foundation model, and opportunities to build that founders should be looking at today.

Full audio episode here & video episode here

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