Inside AI Policy

April 12, 2024

NTIA official highlights open-source licensing for dealing with widely available model-weights

By Mariam Baksh / March 22, 2024

As the National Telecommunications and Information Administration prepares its report for the president on how to balance the potential risks and benefits of entities making foundational artificial intelligence models broadly accessible, a key official is considering the licensing regime that has long been used for distributing traditional software.

“Licensing is actually one of the potential mitigation tools that can be used surrounding the availability of model weights,” said Travis Hall, acting associate administrator for NTIA’s office of policy analysis and...

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