Bill Gates is liked by some and less well by others. He didn't create his first operating system and get rich off the work of others (like many he's dealt with), but he's the kind of guy who can move the bag on his statements. Among the latest that he has done we have that he affirms that the «Age of artificial intelligence has begun», and that this will be the second great technological revolution. Taking into account the amount of news that there is about it, it seems that he is not without reason, and to this group of news we have to add one more, the launch, or rather presentation, of mozilla.ai.
The web browser industry is dominated by Chromium, Google's engine, and then there are a couple more to look out for, one being Apple's Safari and the other being Firefox which is installed by default in most Linux distributions. Firefox is developed by Mozilla, a company that gives us reason to trust it, and that's one of the words they used when introducing Mozilla.ai.
Mozilla.ai, a trusted community for AI
The company has invested $30M in this project. Right now it's just a start-up whose goal is to create a trusted, independent and open source AI ecosystem. Originally, OpenAI was supposed to offer open source software, hence the first part of its name, but ChatGPT and everything it offers is proprietary. So it seems that Mozilla's intention is to create a real open source community for AI, and one that can be trusted.
As we have already explained, Mozilla gives reason to trust their projects, and if they say they are going to create something like that, we can be 99% sure that they are not going to use our data for anything obscure; If you have to train whatever they end up offering, they will surely inform us clearly with everything they will do.
This project is one of many that have nothing to do (at first) with its flagship product, which is the web browser. Firefox. There are many users who criticize the company for this type of movement, because it takes time and resources that could be used to improve their browser, but things are as they are and we only report on it. And in this particular case, I hope they do well because many of us will benefit.
The company has published an article on his blog with some more information, but they do not give many details. They will give more in the coming weeks.
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another carpet with Microsoft. What a shame…
A few weeks ago I switched to vivaldi, because firefox is already too outdated, it has no options, the ones it does have are too rustic, it's slow for me, etc., now that I've tried vivaldi I can't move