Four of the preeminent AI players are coming together to form a new industry body designed to ensure “safe and responsible development” of so-called “frontier AI” models.
In response to growing calls for regulatory oversight, ChatGPT developer OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, and Anthropic have announced the Frontier Model Forum, a coalition that draws on the expertise of member companies to develop technical evaluations and benchmarks, and promote best practices and standards.
At the core of the forum’s mission is something that OpenAI has previously termed “frontier AI,” which are advanced AI and machine learning models deemed dangerous enough to pose “severe risks to public safety.” They argue that such models pose a unique regulatory challenge, as “dangerous capabilities can arise unexpectedly,” making it difficult to prevent models from being misappropriated.
The self-stated goals for the new forum include:
i) Advancing AI safety research to promote responsible development of frontier models, minimize risks, and enable