Four AI companies, OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and Anthropic, have formed the Frontier Model Forum to promote the safe and responsible development of frontier AI. The coalition aims to create technical evaluations, and benchmarks, and advocate for best practices.
Frontier Model Forum for Safe AI Development
The Forum’s mission centers on frontier AI, advanced AI, and machine learning models posing risks to public safety, posing regulatory challenges, and preventing misappropriation.
The following are the forum’s main goals:
- Advancing AI safety research to promote responsible development of frontier models, minimize risks, and enable independent, standardized evaluations of capabilities and safety.
- Identifying best practices for the responsible development and deployment of frontier models, helping the public understand the nature, capabilities, limitations, and impact of the technology.
- Collaborating with policymakers, academics, civil society, and companies to share knowledge about trust and safety risks.
- Supporting efforts to develop applications to help meet society’s greatest challenges, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, early cancer detection and prevention, and combating cyber threats.
Currently, the Frontier Model Forum consists of these four major tech companies but the forum members are open to accepting more members and stated that they plan to consult with governments and civil society regarding ways to collaborate.
So, for now, we can only wait for further development regarding what this forum will achieve and how their plans will be executed.