AI Alliance


February 8, 2024

AI Alliance Announces 25+ New Members, Launches AI Safety Tooling and AI Policy Working Groups to Enable Open, Safe, and Responsible AI for All

New AI Alliance Members Include: Anaconda; Applied Digital; Citadel AI; Core42; Databricks; Domino Data Lab; ESADE, Hitachi; Institut Polytechnique De Paris; Impact AI; Kera Health Platforms; LastMile AI; Lightning AI; MLOps Community; NEC Corporation; New Native Inc.; Neo4j; Northeastern University; Predibase; SeedAI; Snowflake, Inc.; Uber; University at Buffalo; University of Pennsylvania; Interdisciplinary Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity @ Poznan University of Technology; University of Utah; Weights & Biases (ML/LLMops); and Zilliz

The AI Alliance, an international community of developers, researchers, and organizations dedicated to promoting open, safe and responsible artificial intelligence, today announced the addition of more than 20 new members, bringing together a diverse mix of academia, startups, enterprises, and scientific organizations from around the globe.

The Alliance has also established its first two member-driven working groups, in AI Safety and Trust Tooling and AI Policy Advocacy to take immediate action in support of the organization’s mission. These groups convene researchers, developers, policy and industry experts to work together to comprehensively and openly address the challenges of generative AI and democratize its benefits.

The AI Alliance AI Safety and Trust Tooling working group will:

  • Provide objective information and best practice guidance on AI safety, trust, ethics, and cybersecurity through a showcase of tools, blogs, newsletters, and whitepapers.
  • Improve the state of the art for models, datasets, and other tools that perform evaluation for sensitive data detection, model quality and alignment, and cybersecurity threats and remediation.
  • Establish a definitive set of benchmarking capabilities for testing AI models and applications.

The AI Alliance AI Policy Advocacy working group will:

  • Create a public forum through events and online discourse that brings the technical community and policymakers together to address opportunities and barriers for open innovation in AI.
  • Publish and disseminate information and opinion from AI Alliance members on key policy topics, including red teaming, regulation on applications, and access to hardware.
  • Represent the voices of the broader AI ecosystem reliant on open source and open innovation before policymakers.

The AI Alliance, which launched in December 2023, emphasizes the importance of open technologies and encourages the adoption of these advancements across industry, academia, and government. By advocating for open innovation with leaders across industry and government, the AI Alliance seeks to foster an environment where AI can thrive and benefit people and society everywhere.

Barry Libert, CEO, Anaconda: “This journey is more than AI—it’s the shared pursuit for a future guided by scientific curiosity, relentless innovation, and boundless access in which technology uplifts businesses and society to the highest standards of integrity and responsibility. Anaconda is fully committed to advancing AI transformation, and participating in the AI Alliance mission is a strategic leap forward in this endeavor. This partnership will combine our expertise in open-source data science with the collaborative power of this esteemed community.”
Wes Cummins, CEO, Applied Digital (APLD): “Open innovation propels responsible and equitable progress in artificial intelligence, fostering collaboration among diverse entities. Applied Digital leads with state-of-the-art low-cost digital infrastructure, strategically placing data centers at the power generation source for high-performance computing applications. Our commitment to the AI Alliance aligns seamlessly with our mission, championing responsible AI development and sustainability through collaborative efforts with industry leaders, academia, and government.”
Kenny Song, Co-Founder & CTO, Citadel AI: “Citadel AI builds tools to validate and monitor the quality of AI systems, including our open-source LLM evaluation toolkit, LangCheck. We’re excited to contribute to the AI Alliance and advance our shared mission of making the world’s AI systems more reliable.”
Talal Al Kaissi, EVP and Chief Product and Global Partnerships Officer, Core42: “At Core42, our purpose is to accelerate what people, enterprises and nations can achieve with AI. Joining the AI Alliance allows us to partner with global technology leaders to mold the future of AI while collaborating openly and sharing knowledge, tools, and resources. By doing so, we aim to expedite our collective progress and guarantee that the benefits of AI reach everyone in a manner that is ethical and inclusive.”
Naveen Rao, VP of Generative AI, Databricks:“At Databricks, we’re committed to open source innovation in AI. We believe innovation accelerates when researchers share ideas through open source. We’re the original creators of MLflow, one of the most popular open source AI tools, and we’re carrying on that legacy with Mosaic AI, including open AI models. We’re excited to join the AI Alliance and further its mission to support and enhance open innovation across the AI landscape. Together, we’ll accelerate progress, improve safety, security, and trust in AI, and maximize benefits to people and society everywhere.”
Nick Elprin, CEO and co-founder of Domino Data Lab: “The AI Alliance embodies the principles of openness, flexibility, and responsibility that guide the world’s top AI innovators. We’re proud to support these innovators together, ensuring AI’s benefits are both far-reaching and responsibly realized.”
Ivan Bofarull, Chief Innovation Officer, ESADE (Business & Law School):At ESADE, we firmly believe that the integration of AI in higher education holds the potential to catalyze a transformation extending beyond technology. AI presents an opportunity to reimagine from scratch the fundamental value of education and learning, reassess the efficacy and impact of educational outcomes, and elevate the standards of decision-making and judgment, particularly in domains such as management and law. Furthermore, the advent of AI will compel academic institutions to accentuate the elements we aim to preserve and reinforce each university’s distinct purpose. We are enthusiastic about actively participating in this collaborative ecosystem, contributing to this ongoing journey of transformation.”
Itaru Nishizawa, Vice President & CTO, Hitachi, Ltd.: “Hitachi is leading the application of AI in industry and society, and the responsible deployment of AI technology is deeply embedded in our culture, providing a steadfast underpinning to the development of AI technologies. We are pleased to join the AI Alliance open innovation ecosystem to work together with our partners to further the adoption of these transformative technologies across different societal sectors in a reliable, responsible, and ethical manner.”
Christophe Lienard, President, Impact AI: “At Impact AI, our mission is to share cutting-edge insights on artificial intelligence, promote the adoption of trustworthy AI, and raise awareness about the ethical challenges it presents. We are strong advocates for an industrial approach to AI, emphasizing the responsible deployment of AI technologies across European organizations and ensuring broad accessibility to its transformative tools. In line with these values, we wholeheartedly support the Alliance’s efforts to build an open technology ecosystem. This commitment to fostering diversity and innovation is crucial for the development of AI solutions that are not only advanced but also ethical and accessible to all. Through our support for the AI Alliance, we wish to contribute to a positive future where AI serves as a force for good, enhancing societal well-being and driving sustainable growth.”
Moustapha Cisse, Founder and CEO, Kera Health Platforms: “Artificial intelligence’s full promise hinges on open knowledge. Open source is our gateway to a future where collective innovation benefits everyone, everywhere.”
Andrew Hoh, President and Co-Founder of LastMile AI: “Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence has only been able to flourish through the collaborative nature of the open source community. As such, the AI Alliance represents the acknowledgement and continued trust in the open source community to further innovation within the domain. LastMile AI is proud to contribute back to the AI Alliance and the open-source community to enable a better Gen AI development experience. We believe that through open-source, the technology can maintain its speed of innovation while building trust through transparency.”
Luca Antiga, Chief Technology Officer, Lightning AI: “Lightning AI is strongly aligned with the ideals of the AI Alliance. Through open source, we believe the best minds in the AI community can come together to address the concerns stemming from the AI revolution and enable a world that optimizes its infinite benefits.”
Demetrios Brinkmann, Founder, MLOps Community: “With the advent of AI adoption around the globe, we must ensure that the continued innovation is for all. The MLOps Community feels strongly about the need for Open Source AI in every facet whether in the tooling supporting models or the models themselves. We are excited to join other trailblazers in the field and be part of the AI Alliance.”
Philip Rathle, CTO, Neo4j: “As the graph database and analytics leader, Neo4j has championed open innovation since day one, driven by the belief that powerful horizontal technologies in the hands of community co-innovators yield extraordinary outcomes. Our open-source developer roots and track record underscore how deeply we value the transformative power of open collaboration. We’re proud to be part of the AI Alliance in tackling AI’s challenges while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in ways that are collaborative, innovative, and beneficial for humanity.”
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Director of Research, Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University: “OSS is crucial for the advancement of science and technology, and there are many proof points, from Linux and Hadoop to current open-language models.”
Travis Addair, Co-Founder & CTO, Predibase: “At Predibase, we strongly believe that the future of AI will be built upon smaller, faster, and cheaper open-source models fine-tuned for specific tasks and that open source will play a key role in democratizing AI in the coming years. Empowering organizations to build and deploy their own AI models will prevent AI from concentrating in the hands of a few large, well-resourced tech companies. Developing in the open is the only way to ensure that AI is built for the benefit of everyone.”
Austin Carson, Founder & President, SeedAI: “Open-source AI research and technology is a key driver of responsible AI that serves the public. We’re excited to join the AI Alliance and work with the brilliant folks involved. We believe this is a group that shares our dedication to building technology and policy solutions that ensure that open-source AI continues living up to its legacy.”
Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP of AI, Snowflake: “By joining a diverse and global set of organizations working across all aspects of AI research, development, education, and governance, Snowflake is excited to help shape the future of responsible AI. As AI becomes a critical part of every industry within the Snowflake Data Cloud, we are committed to collaborating with a holistic team of developers and scientists across companies and academic institutions to proactively address concerns around security, governance, and safety in AI.”
Ann Lavin, VP of Central Policy, Uber: “The open-source development of technology has long driven innovation. The AI Alliance recognizes the importance of continuing to support open source, as well as sharing the principles and practices necessary for responsible development. We’re looking forward to partnering with this broad set of experts to advance AI ethically and democratically.”
Jinjun Xiong, Empire Innovation Professor of CSE, Director of Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and Scientific Director of the National AI Institute for Exceptional Education, University at Buffalo: “The recent resurgent interest in AI is a clear demonstration of the power of open research and the close collaboration between industry and academia. UB is proud to be part of the AI Alliance as a founding member to achieve its noble goals of democratizing the access of AI through open innovation, and to ensure the advancement of AI will benefit everyone in our society in a safe, responsible, and equitable way.”
Rajeev Alur, Zisman Family Professor of Computer and Information Science and Founding Director, ASSET Center, University of Pennsylvania: “Due to the proliferation of media stories about vulnerabilities and potential harm of AI, bridging the trust gap between developers of AI technology and skeptical users is critical to realize the promise of AI. AI Alliance, with its mission of bringing together industry and academia and its focus on transparency in innovation, can play a crucial role in bridging this gap. Penn Engineering’s recent initiative in Trustworthy AI — ASSET (AI-Enabled Systems: Safe, Explainable, and Trustworthy) Center, is perfectly aligned with this mission, and we are delighted to join the effort.”
Mitzi M. Montoya, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah: “One of the great missions of the University of Utah is to impact our society for the better. As we launched the Responsible AI Initiative on our campus, we did so with an eye toward harnessing AI technology to solve societal problems. We seek to advance AI and its applications in ways that achieve societal good while also protecting privacy, civil rights and liberties and promoting accountability, transparency and equity. We know we cannot do this work in a vacuum and it is essential to work together with other leaders in the field. We are excited to join with the AI Alliance in finding ways to unlock solutions that affect our state, the nation, and the world.”
Charles Xie, CEO, Zilliz: “Supporting the development of open-source models and fostering an ecosystem of choices empowers responsible AI usage. Safe AI is pivotal, ensuring AI’s positive impact while upholding explainability, ethics, and accessibility. We believe that vector databases are the backbone of enabling Safe AI. The AI Alliance represents an important step toward paving the path to safe and impactful AI innovation.”
Simon Olson, Co-Founder & CEO, New Native: “At New Native Inc, we believe that the future of AI thrives on open collaboration and the collective efforts of a global community. Through our initiatives like and its growing active community of AI builders & enthusiasts, we are contributing to a future where AI is democratized, accessible, and has its potential fully utilized. Our partnership with the AI Alliance is a testament to our commitment towards nurturing an ecosystem where open-source AI is part of the cornerstone of innovation and progress.”
December 5, 2023

AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe, Responsible AI

IBM and Meta Launch the AI Alliance in collaboration with over 50 Founding Members and Collaborators globally including AMD, Anyscale, CERN, Cerebras, Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University, Dartmouth, Dell Technologies, EPFL, ETH, Hugging Face, Imperial College London, Intel, INSAIT, Linux Foundation, MLCommons, MOC Alliance operated by Boston University and Harvard University, NASA, NSF, Oracle, Partnership on AI, Red Hat, Roadzen, ServiceNow, Sony Group, Stability AI, University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Notre Dame, The University of Tokyo, Yale University and others

AI advancements are leading to new opportunities that can improve how we work, live, learn and interact with one another. Open and transparent innovation is essential to empower a broad spectrum of AI researchers, builders, and adopters with the information and tools needed to harness these advancements in ways that prioritize safety, diversity, economic opportunity and benefits to all.

While there are many individual companies, start-ups, researchers, governments, and others who are committed to open science and open technologies and want to participate in the new wave of AI innovation, more collaboration and information sharing will help the community innovate faster and more inclusively, and identify specific risks and mitigate those risks before putting a product into the world.

That is why today, we’re launching the AI Alliance – a group of leading organizations across industry, startup, academia, research and government coming together to support open innovation and open science in AI. The AI Alliance is action oriented and decidedly international, designed to create opportunities everywhere through a diverse range of institutions that can shape the evolution of AI in ways that better reflect the needs and the complexity of our societies.

The AI Alliance is focused on fostering an open community and enabling developers and researchers to accelerate responsible innovation in AI while ensuring scientific rigor, trust, safety, security, diversity and economic competitiveness. By bringing together leading developers, scientists, academic institutions, companies, and other innovators, we will pool resources and knowledge to address safety concerns while providing a platform for sharing and developing solutions that fit the needs of researchers, developers, and adopters around the world.

To do that, the AI Alliance plans to start or enhance projects that meet the following objectives:

  • Develop and deploy benchmarks and evaluation standards, tools, and other resources that enable the responsible development and use of AI systems at global scale, including the creation of a catalog of vetted safety, security and trust tools. Support the advocacy and enablement of these tools with the developer community for model and application development.
  • Responsibly advance the ecosystem of open foundation models with diverse modalities, including highly capable multilingual, multi-modal, and science models that can help address society-wide challenges in climate, education, and beyond.
  • Foster a vibrant AI hardware accelerator ecosystem by boosting contributions and adoption of essential enabling software technology.
  • Support global AI skills building and exploratory research. Engage the academic community to support researchers and students to learn and contribute to essential AI model and tool research projects.
  • Develop educational content and resources to inform the public discourse and policymakers on benefits, risks, solutions and precision regulation for AI.
  • Launch initiatives that encourage open development of AI in safe and beneficial ways, and host events to explore AI use cases and showcase how Alliance members are using open technology in AI responsibly and for good.

Who We Are

To ensure open innovation in AI benefits everyone and that it is built responsibly, the AI Alliance consists of a broad range of organizations that are working across aspects of AI education, research, development and deployment, and governance.

We are:

  • The creators of the tooling driving AI benchmarking, trust and validation metrics and best practices, and application creation such as MLPerf, Hugging Face, LangChain, LlamaIndex, and open-source AI toolkits for explainability, privacy, adversarial robustness, and fairness evaluation.
  • The universities and science agencies that educate and support generation after generation of AI scientists and engineers and push the frontiers of AI research through open science.
  • The builders of the hardware and infrastructure that supports AI training and applications – from the needed GPUs to custom AI accelerators and cloud platforms.
  • The champions of frameworks that drive platform software including PyTorch, Transformers, Diffusers, Kubernetes, Ray, Hugging Face Text generation inference and Parameter Efficient Fine Tuning.
  • The creators of some of today’s most used open models including Llama2, Stable Diffusion, StarCoder, Bloom, and many others.

IBM and Meta are proud to co-launch the AI Alliance with leading organizations across industry, government and academia. Partners and collaborators include:

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Aitomatic
  • AMD
  • Anyscale
  • Cerebras
  • CERN
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth
  • Dell Technologies
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • ETH Zurich
  • Fenrir, Inc.
  • FPT Software
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hugging Face
  • IBM
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • Imperial College London
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
  • Intel
  • Keio University
  • LangChain
  • LlamaIndex
  • Linux Foundation
  • Mass Open Cloud Alliance, operated by Boston University and Harvard
  • Meta
  • Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
  • MLCommons
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • New York University
  • NumFOCUS
  • OpenTeams
  • Oracle
  • Partnership on AI
  • Quansight
  • Red Hat
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Roadzen
  • Sakana AI
  • SB Intuitions
  • ServiceNow
  • Silo AI
  • Simons Foundation
  • Sony Group
  • Stability AI
  • Together AI
  • TU Munich
  • UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Yale University

How the AI Alliance Will Work

The AI Alliance will begin its work with the formation of member-driven working groups across all major topical areas listed above. The Alliance will also establish a governing board and technical oversight committee dedicated to advancing the above project areas, as well as establishing overall project standards and guidelines.

In addition to bringing together leading developers, scientists, academics, students, and business leaders in the field of artificial intelligence, the AI Alliance will plan to partner with important existing initiatives from governments, non-profit and civil society organizations who are doing valuable and aligned work in the AI space.

Member Quotes

Arvind Krishna, IBM Chairman and CEO: “The progress we continue to witness in AI is a testament to open innovation and collaboration across communities of creators, scientists, academics and business leaders. This is a pivotal moment in defining the future of AI. IBM is proud to partner with like-minded organizations through the AI Alliance to ensure this open ecosystem drives an innovative AI agenda underpinned by safety, accountability and scientific rigor.”
Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs of Meta: “We believe it’s better when AI is developed openly – more people can access the benefits, build innovative products and work on safety. The AI Alliance brings together researchers, developers and companies to share tools and knowledge that can help us all make progress whether models are shared openly or not. We’re looking forward to working with partners to advance the state-of-the-art in AI and help everyone build responsibly.”
Lisa Su, AMD CEO and Chair: “At AMD, we are committed to advancing technology through collaboration. The history of our industry highlights how open, standards-based development leveraging the capabilities of the entire industry both accelerate innovation and ensure technology advances have the largest positive impact. By embracing open standards and transparency across all aspects of the rapidly developing AI ecosystem, we can help ensure the transformational benefits of responsible AI are broadly available. We are proud to join with other industry leaders as a founding member of the AI Alliance and look forward to working together to ensure the rapid advances in AI are a force for positive change.”
Dr. Sun Sumei, Acting Executive Director, A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R): “As a research institute under A*STAR, I²R spearheads research initiatives and actively strives to enhance the tangible impact of our innovations to address the national needs of Singapore and its people. We are proud to be a founding member of this AI Alliance, which will allow us to play a pivotal role in the ecosystem, contribute to the development of ethical and trustworthy AI innovations with well-regulated AI models for impactful real-world applications. Through the collective efforts with the rest of the members, we believe that the evolution, application and adoption of AI will reach new heights.”
Christopher Nguyen, CEO, Aitomatic & Industrial AI Leader: “AI independence is vital for industrial companies, focusing on specialized domain expertise as key to competitiveness. Open-source foundations, driven by the AI Alliance, are essential for seamless model deployment at the computing edge. Aitomatic and our partners are eager to both contribute to and benefit from the transformative impact of the global AI Alliance.”
Robert Nishihara, CEO of Anyscale: “AI will have a positive impact on our daily lives and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, but like with any new technology or innovation, we need to consider the risks. To ensure that open source communities can continue to flourish, innovate, deliver rich technological progress and advance the broader AI ecosystem, it’s imperative that we advance AI ethics, governance and safety. The AI Alliance is an important step to ensuring that our society can benefit from AI responsibly and equitably.”
Yannis Paschalidis, Distinguished Professor of ECE and Director of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University: “The Hariri Institute, which houses the multi-institutional Mass Open Cloud Alliance (MOC Alliance), is excited to have the MOC Alliance join the AI Alliance as a founding member. The MOC Alliance was formed to provide an affordable open cloud platform to the research community, thus furthering the goals of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) -- a joint venture of Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and UMass. The Hariri Institute has a history of supporting open-source efforts and is at the forefront of AI innovations with applications in science, biomedicine, and health care, where open, trusted, unbiased, and ethical AI models are particularly important.”
Andrew Feldman, co-founder and CEO, Cerebras Systems: “Cerebras’ mission is to transform AI compute and democratize access to AI for customers around the world. In alliance with this community of global technology leaders, we look forward to accelerating the progress and contributions of the open source AI community in the most efficient, collaborative, and responsible way possible.”
Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, and holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair: “We are pleased to become a founding member of the AI Alliance. As a leader in healthcare AI, we recognize that it has the potential to quickly accelerate the pace of medical research and enhance patient care. AI capabilities are now constantly growing and improving, and it is critical that organizations from diverse fields come together to help advance AI discoveries and technologies while also addressing concerns around security and safety. We are looking forward to working on these important issues collaboratively with the Alliance members.”
Krystyn J Van Vliet, Vice President for Research and Innovation at Cornell University: “Cornell looks forward to participating in this AI Alliance, and to the range of participants and perspectives around this table. Open innovation has spurred incredible advances in many fields including AI and thrives on experimentation and dialogue. We look forward to contributing to the discussions, technologies, and advances that will help the world develop knowledge and tools using AI, as well as a shared sense of responsibility for positive impact on society.”
Dave Kotz, Provost and the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth: “Dartmouth, where ‘artificial intelligence’ was first envisioned in 1956, is excited to be part of this alliance and committed to ensuring AI is transparent, trustworthy, and serves all humanity going forward.”
Jeff Boudreau, chief AI officer, Dell Technologies: “AI progress that drives real value for humanity can only happen with open innovation and in open ecosystems. The AI Alliance is a positive step in making sure a diverse set of voices are collaborating transparently for the benefit of all.”
Marcel Salathé & Pascal Frossard, co-directors of the EPFL AI Center: “EPFL is committed to the open, transparent, and safe development of AI, recognizing its significance for everyone. Through global collaborations like the AI alliance, we aim to ensure that progress in AI technology is ethical, efficient, and universally beneficent.”
Jeremy Howard, founding researcher, “Open source is the backbone of all leading artificial intelligence software. With open source, the entire community comes together to collaborate on solving the toughest problems, the most effective solutions rise to the top, and everyone benefits.”
Phong Nguyen, CAIO, FPT Software: “FPT Software is thrilled and honored to join the Alliance, where we believe that openness and transparency are key to ensuring the safe and responsible deployment of AI. Committed to this vision, we aim to work closely with various stakeholders to enhance open-science AI, ultimately bringing significant social benefits to the industry.”
President Asher Cohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “Joining the AI Alliance marks a pivotal moment for Hebrew University, where collaboration meets innovation. We’re thrilled to be part of this coalition driving the future of AI, fostering open technologies, nurturing talent, and championing ethical, trusted AI practices. Together, we’ll forge pathways for global education, build robust frameworks, and advocate for policies that nurture a vibrant, open AI ecosystem. This alliance is a beacon illuminating our commitment to shaping a responsible, inclusive future powered by the boundless possibilities of artificial intelligence.”
Atish Dabholkar, ICTP Director: “ICTP is pleased to be part of the high-level, international research community underpinning the AI Alliance that includes major players in the field. We share a commitment to exploring new scientific horizons and to sharing new knowledge openly. AI has the potential to radically change the way science is done, and by joining this Alliance we will ensure that our large international network of scientists have open access to the latest in AI innovation, training and governance, regardless of geographical borders.”
Professor Varsha Apte, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay: “The Computer Science Department of IIT Bombay is excited to be part of the AI Alliance. We hope to contribute towards creating and deploying speech and language models over more diverse languages, accents and dialects, while also investigating foundation models for better representation of structurally rich information.”
Professor Bob Shorten, Head of Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College London: “We are delighted to be a founding member of the AI Alliance. At Imperial College London, we believe that community engagement is essential for making AI trusted, responsible, transparent, as well as auditable. We look forward to engaging with the Alliance community to realise these objectives.”
Professor Martin Vechev, Scientific Director of INSAIT, Full Professor at ETH Zurich: “INSAIT is delighted to join the AI Alliance and help pave the way towards a more transparent, open, safe and trustworthy AI.”
Deepak Patil, CVP and GM Intel Datacenter AI Solutions: “Intel has long supported the open ecosystem to drive innovation and the future of technology. The AI Alliance provides an opportunity for a broad community to come together to advance the future of artificial intelligence technologies including data sets, models and tools rooted in responsibility, ethics, trustworthy and security practices. By collaborating across the industry, the advancement of this technology can be driven forward with speed and transparency. We look forward to working with this diverse group to help shape an open, responsible AI ecosystem.”
Prof. Kohei Itoh, President, Keio University: “Keio University is excited to be a part of this new alliance that will play a key role in our contribution to expanding the horizon of computing by combining supercomputing, quantum computing, semiconductor, and AI research.”
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation: “The AI Alliance is another milestone in the process of providing for openly shareable software, data, and other assets essential to the development of transparent, advanced and trustworthy AI. Open collaborative processes and open governance are essential to these efforts and working with our PyTorch Foundation, LF AI and Data Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we look forward to participating in and assisting the Alliance by providing a neutral home for essential elements of the AI ecosystem.”
Jerry Liu, Co-founder and CEO, Llama Index: “Open-source software is one of the most important components in making sure that AI is understandable, explainable, and accessible to everyone. The mission of LlamaIndex is to empower all developers to connect LLMs with their private data. We support the development of open-source models and supporting tooling so that developers can take advantage of a strong ecosystem of different choices in achieving this mission.”
Orran Krieger, Professor ECE and CS and Director of the Mass Open Cloud Alliance (MOC Alliance): “The MOC Alliance is excited to have its open production cloud be a part of the Open AI Alliance. The AI Alliance’s mission of enabling AI in an open and transparent matter is an exciting match for a cloud based on open source with all the operations state and telemetry available to enable innovation. We hope to both be a cost-effective platform for many of the research and non-profit users that are part of the AI Alliance, as well as a place where AI Alliance participants who are developing new tools and platforms can expose their innovation to our large community of existing AI researchers/users.”
Timothy Baldwin, Acting Provost, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI): “MBZUAI recognizes the transformative impact of collaborative efforts in fostering innovation. The open ecosystem cultivated by the alliance mirrors our core values, emphasizing principles such as scientific rigor, trust, ethics, transparency and responsibility. As one of the founding members, MBZUAI recognizes the transformative potential of foundation models and generative AI. Our recent launch of the Institute of Foundational Models solidifies our commitment to advancing academic research into foundational models with linguistic, visual, and biological capabilities and beyond. These models are driving transformation in industries as diverse as sustainability and healthcare. We are honored to be part of the AI Alliance, and we eagerly anticipate the collaborative strides we will make towards shaping a future where AI benefits people and society everywhere.”
David Kanter, MLCommons Executive Director: “MLCommons believes in collaborative engineering to build industry standard benchmarks and metrics to help drive AI forward in key areas such as performance and safety. We look forward to working with the AI Alliance in these areas to make all AI safer for everyone.”
Kevin Murphy, Chief Science Data Officer, NASA: “Open innovation is all but essential to ensuring equitable access and collaboration around AI and root this technology in principles that adhere to the strongest standards of diversity, trust and ingenuity. NASA is excited about efforts like the AI Alliance to continue enabling the global community of scientists, researchers, and practitioners committed to responsible, trustworthy AI technologies.”
Sethuraman Panchanathan, NSF Director: “The U.S. National Science Foundation is delighted to partner with the AI Alliance to meet our shared goals of supporting AI-driven discovery and innovation. The NAIRR pilot seeks to connect America’s broad and diverse research community with the resources needed to pursue the frontiers of AI in a safe, secure, and trustworthy manner. The resources and tools developed by the AI Alliance will strengthen and extend the NAIRR pilot’s ability to advance AI innovation in areas of societal and economic importance, ensuring the U.S. remains in the vanguard of competitiveness in this key technology.”
Leah Silen, Executive Director, NumFOCUS: “NumFOCUS supports many of the open-source scientific computing projects and communities foundational to AI research and innovation. We look forward to opportunities for collaboration among this community of support and advocacy for open-source AI.”
Stacie Bloom, Chief Research Officer and Vice Provost for Research, NYU: “NYU is excited about this opportunity to connect our world class AI research community with so many outstanding institutions including IBM and Meta. This Alliance aligns with our goals to drive science and technology solutions on a global scale, and in a way that is safe, responsible, accessible and equitable.”
Travis E. Oliphant, author of NumPy and SciPy, founder of Anaconda, CEO and founder of Quansight and OpenTeams: “We’re eager to contribute to an open, collaborative dialogue shaping the responsible development of AI. Embracing principles of transparency, ethics, and collaboration amplified by the open-source communities we serve, we envision a future where diverse voices continue to drive socially beneficial innovation in AI. Our commitment is to actively collaborate and share our expertise to ensure a responsible, open, and accessible AI ecosystem.”
Rebecca Finlay, CEO, Partnership on AI: “Partnership on AI is dedicated to creating a global community to catalyze AI developments that benefit people and society. It is important that open science and innovation contribute to safe and responsible AI. We look forward to continuing our work on this with PAI Partners, members of the Alliance, and the broader AI ecosystem.”
Matt Hicks, president and CEO, Red Hat: “Collaboration and open innovation have always been true catalysts for progress. The launch of the AI Alliance marks a visionary milestone, uniting industry giants, academia, and innovators with a shared responsibility to shape the future and advance open innovation, ensuring that the transformative power of AI is harnessed responsibly and ethically. As a founding member of the AI Alliance, Red Hat recognizes the collective potential of an open, healthy AI community — a force that will not only build technologies but also advocate for a future where innovation knows no bounds.”
Martin A. Schmidt, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President: “Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is honored to become a founding member of the AI Alliance. We believe the responsible application of artificial intelligence enables infinite possibilities in discovery and innovation. We look forward to collaborating with the alliance as we accelerate our work in artificial intelligence and quantum computing.”
Rohan Malhotra, CEO and Founder, Roadzen: “The AI Alliance’s focus on fostering an open and diverse ecosystem is a pivotal step in advancing AI research worldwide. It’s a striking contrast to the idea of AI being tightly controlled by a few entities. As Roadzen joins this global initiative alongside the industry’s leaders and researchers, our commitment is twofold: to support this vision and to leverage our expertise in building AI that is not just groundbreaking but also safe, accessible, and beneficial for all.”
CJ Desai, president & COO, ServiceNow: “AI innovation must remain open to drive positive and equitable societal impact, foster continued progress, and address potential risks collaboratively. There is no room for a winner-take-all approach; the development of responsible, secure LLMs comes in many forms. By joining this alliance, ServiceNow is doubling down on open innovation, harnessing the collective talent and expertise across the global open-source community. This move aims to ensure AI development is grounded in the needs of society, both today and in the future.”
David Spergel, President, Simons Foundation: “The Simons Foundation is strongly committed to open codes, open data and open scientific literature. We have been long supporters of the arXiv, a key site for open science. We see this support of open source code for AI as essential for both advancing the science and enabling ethical use of AI.”
Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, Senior Executive Vice President and CTO of Sony Group Corporation: “As a global technology and entertainment company, Sony believes in developing new technology for the benefit of the creative community and society at large in an ethical, legal, and responsible manner. We look forward to working together with representatives from the diverse international open-source community across industry, academic, research, and government organizations to develop AI models, data, guidelines and best practices that ensure safe and responsible usage of such technology.”
Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI: “Stability AI, a leader in developing advanced open AI models, and IBM, a champion of open-source innovation, proudly announce our partnership with The AI Alliance. Together, we are poised to redefine the landscape of generative AI, focusing on breakthrough innovations with a steadfast commitment to trust and safety in this dynamic field.”
Vipul Ved Prakash, Co-founder and CEO of Together AI: “We are excited to join the alliance because we believe in the power of the community and openness. This is the path to safe and responsible AI, and we are interested in building the platform to enable the open models community to thrive.”
Thomas F. Hofmann, TUM president: “With this alliance, we want to accelerate the development of responsible, socially acceptable and scalable AI solutions in partnership with other leading universities and companies.”
Jennifer Chayes, Dean, UC Berkeley’s College of Computing, Data Science, and Society: “Pursuing open innovation levels the playing field, allowing everyone to share in the benefits of generative AI.”
Rashid Bashir, dean of The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: “Grainger Engineers have been conducting AI research since the dawn of computing and UIUC is a hotbed of AI innovation today because of that rich history. Today, with three of the nation’s NSF AI Institutes, and numerous cross-sector partnerships, we are advancing research and workforce development to accelerate safe, responsible AI progress. UIUC is proud to join our esteemed peers and partners in this vital alliance.”
University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame: “Innovations in artificial intelligence offer, at the same time, the promise of serving the common good and the threat of undermining it. It is critical that we engage serious ethical questions about AI alongside the technological. Notre Dame has long been a place for researching and reflecting on the ethical implications of science and technology, and we are pleased that through the AI Alliance we will be able to lend a distinctive voice and perspective to the conversation about building technologies that are both innovative and ethical.”
Jeffrey F. Rhoads, vice president for research and professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame: “The technologies that will truly move our world forward will be the ones that emerge from an inclusive, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem. As a founding partner in the AI Alliance, Notre Dame’s engineers, data scientists, ethicists, and other researchers will be able to collaborate to build that ecosystem, joining both with AI labs around the world and with the industry partners who get new technologies into the hands of users. This will bring an unprecedented opportunity to our faculty and our students as they help steer innovations that bring benefits to society.”
Adam Klivans, Director, UT-Austin Machine Learning Lab: “The AI and ML researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, led by the Machine Learning Lab (MLL) and Good Systems, look forward to working closely with members of the AI Alliance to broaden access to generative AI for the purpose of accelerating research. We are excited about exploring ways to leverage its benefits, safeguard against AI dangers while simultaneously advancing the state of the art in AI capabilities.”
Prof. Hiroaki Aihara, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo: “The University Tokyo is thrilled to be part of the AI Alliance, together to support open innovation and open science in AI for the benefit of society at large.”
Jeffrey Brock, Dean of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science: “We are excited to join the AI Alliance as a founding partner. Its commitment to innovative and open AI development aligns with our vision at Yale Engineering. This partnership enables us to work with a broad range of university and industry leadership to pursue collaborative research, while formulating policy and standards for safe, explainable, and trustworthy AI.”

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