Episode 3

Unmasking AI: The Drive for Open and Transparent Development


June 19th, 2024

23 mins 47 secs

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In this interview, the host Eric provides a detailed introduction to his guest JJ Asgar from IBM, who is deeply involved with the open-source AI project called InstructLab. JJ passionately discusses the importance of open and transparent AI development for societal benefit. He explains the distinction between true AI and the current language models, and emphasizes the need for open data and models to counteract biases and ensure ethical AI advancement for the greater good.

Welcome to The IT Guy Podcast, your go-to destination for all things tech with Eric, your friendly neighborhood IT guy! Join Eric as he shares his wealth of knowledge, insights, and experiences gained from years of working in the IT industry. From troubleshooting common tech issues to exploring the latest trends and innovations, each episode is packed with practical tips, skilled advice, and engaging discussions.

Connect with me! https://linktr.ee/itguyeric
JJ Asghar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjasghar

Hugging Face - https://huggingface.co/
Instruct Lab on Hugging Face https://huggingface.co/instructlab
IBM’s Granite Model https://huggingface.co/ibm-granite

What is InstructLab? https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/ai/what-is-instructlab

00:00 Stream start
00:50 Welcome
01:40 Introduction
03:51 Meet JJ
04:47 What is AI?
08:09 What is an LLM?
09:42 Open Source AI
15:50 Instruct Lab
23:26 The Real Reality
28:05 The IT Community
31:15 Wrap up

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