Here’s an interesting and thoughtful look the role open source plays in AI development.

Think about it: just about every major AI tool is open source. TensorFlow being the most obvious example.

The biggest advantage of open-source AI systems is that they involve no licensing fee for using open-source AI systems. And that’s especially useful for people having little or no experience in IT infrastructure. But what’s free is not always free. Although open-source AI comes without any license fee, it has other hidden costs like commercial software such as training, implementation, and maintenance costs. But, open-source AI can also reduce these costs.

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