Challenges and limits of an open source approach to Artificial Intelligence

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Series Details PE 662.908
Publication Date May 2021
ISBN 978-92-846-8076-4
EC QA-08-21-130-EN-N
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Coupled with the numerous opportunities emerging from the use of artificial intelligence, open source comes with the potential for innovation capacity in both the public and private sector. Advantages include the ability to enhance transparency, facilitate the auditing of AI and thereby enhance citizen trust, while stimulating economic activities and domain-specific expertise. Disadvantages and limits include legal, technical, data, risk management, societal and ethical challenges.

This analysis examines all main open source artificial intelligence pro and cons and proposes seven recommendations to boost its uptake.

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