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NTIA Receives More Than 300 Comments on Open Weight AI Models

President Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence directs NTIA to review the risks and benefits of large AI models with widely available weights and develop policy recommendations to maximize those benefits while mitigating the risks.

These “open-weight” models allow developers to build upon and adapt previous work, broadening AI tools’ availability to small companies, researchers, nonprofits, and individuals. This may accelerate the diffusion of AI’s benefits and the pace of AI safety research, but it may also increase the scale and likelihood of harms from advanced models.

NTIA launched its Request for Comment (RFC) in February soliciting public feedback about how making model weights and other model components widely available creates benefits or risks to the broader economy, communities, individuals, and to national security.  

NTIA received 332 written comments in response to its RFC.  These written responses will help inform a report to the President with NTIA’s findings and policy recommendations.

The comments are available to the public at

April 05, 2024