Mozilla, the company behind Firefox browser, set to launch an AI-focused startup.
Called Mozilla.ai, the company’s mission is to build an open source AI that’s “trustworthy”
This was disclosed bu Mark Surman, the executive president of Mozilla and the head of Mozilla.ai.
Surman said Mozilla.ai is a counter to the rash AI models released recently.
“We’ve been working on trustworthy AI on the public interest research side for about five years, hoping other industry players with more AI expertise would step up to build more trustworthy tech,” Surman said.
“They haven’t. So we decided mid-last year we needed to do it ourselves — and to find like-minded partners to do it alongside us. We then set out to find someone with the right mix of academic and industry AI experience to lead it.”
The project is funded with a $30 million seed investment from the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla’s parent.
Mozilla.ai is a wholly owned by Mozilla Foundation.