Mistral AI, a well-funded artificial intelligence startup founded five months ago, today announced the release of an open-source language model with 7 billion parameters.
According to the company, in honor of the model’s high parameter count, it is referred to as Mistral 7B. It is offered under an Apache 2.0 license on GitHub. The model may be used for both research and business purposes, according to the company. In May, former researchers from Meta Platforms Inc. and Google LLC founded the Paris-based Mistral AI.
Before founding the business, Chief Executive Officer Arthur Mensch worked at the machine learning division of the search engine giant, DeepMind. The open-source Llama language model from Meta was developed under the direction of Chief Science Officer Guillaume Lample.