[FRIAM] AI Alliance

Marcus Daniels marcus at snoutfarm.com
Wed Dec 6 17:51:52 EST 2023

They are hiring..  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/careers/listings/

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From: Friam <friam-bounces at redfish.com> On Behalf Of glen
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 6:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [FRIAM] AI Alliance

For those of us who refuse to contribute to Musk's reality distortion field: https://thealliance.ai/

Yeah, it's interesting. 2 questions came to my mind: 1) Where is Mozilla? Are they a part of it? And 2) "open" is not a simple concept. Is it possible that so many organizations have a clear understanding of what it means? If so, what do they mean? We've seen, over and over again, a kind of exploitation of Utopian values, especially in infrastructure-level software. (I'd love to get Stallman's opinion.)

One way to clarify someone's position on their private conception of "open" is to ask how they feel about limits to the exportation of encryption software. <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/us-export-controls-and-published-encryption-source-code-explained>

Another tack is to ask how they feel about fake news, trust in institutions, free speech, platforming, etc.

IDK. The AI Alliance smells, to me, kinda like more TESCREAL [1], ripe for exploitation and *-washing [2] by the privileged. If a tech is open and stays open, it'll most likely do so because individuals commit to it, not because some meta-corp of mega-corps get together as "allies". But I'm a bit cynical.

[1] Transhumanism, Extropianism, Singulatarianism, Cosmism, Rationalism, Effective Altruism, Longtermism [2] Green-washing (fossil fuel lobbyists at cop28), ethics-washing ("ai safety"), dei-washing (sensitivity training), etc.

On 12/5/23 23:47, Pietro Terna wrote:
> Dear all,
> what about the post below?
> Star Wars?
> Best from Italy, Pietro
> Post of Yann LeCun (@ylecun) 6:16 PM dic 05, 2023:
> IBM & Meta are launching the AI Alliance to advance *open* & reliable AI.
> The list of over 50 founding members from industry, government, and academia include AMD, Anyscale, CERN, Hugging Face, the Linux Foundation, NASA....
> https://t.co/NdcMb7GMXv <https://t.co/NdcMb7GMXv>
> (https://x.com/ylecun/status/1732086572529365136?t=wI9-xlsgfRTiFkS0zhh
> 8nQ&s=03 
> <https://x.com/ylecun/status/1732086572529365136?t=wI9-xlsgfRTiFkS0zhh
> 8nQ&s=03>)
> Invio dal telefono, prego scusare gli errori.

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