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  • Writer's pictureAlexandru Voica

hugging face.

If you care about AI and open source (and have 90 seconds to spare), here's why Hugging Face is on track to become the GitHub of the AI community!

Founded in 2016 by French entrepreneurs Clement Delangue, Julien Chaumond, and Thomas Wolf in New York City, Hugging Face is a software company that develops tools for building applications using machine learning. After making a name for itself for its pioneering work on transformer models and natural language processing applications, Hugging Face has recently grown to become the largest and most important community for AI researchers and practitioners. It's valued at $4.5bn as of August 2023 and has partnered with thousands of organizations and universities: to advance AI research and development.

Hugging Face is also one of the most passionate and vocal advocates of the open AI movement, maintaining a huge repository of AI models and publishing a public leaderboard that evaluates and ranks open source large language models and chatbots from large tech companies, startups, universities and other researchers.

Hugging Face is one of the few companies in the tech industry that has a bird's eye view of the rapidly-growing AI ecosystem, giving it an outsized influence on the future of this ecosystem's development and a seat at the table of the world's most influential gatherings on AI-related topics.

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