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Latimer’s Black GPT: Pioneering Inclusivity in Large Language Model

todayOctober 30, 2023

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Lewis Latimer, inventor

In a groundbreaking move for artificial intelligence, Latimer has announced the launch of their new platform, the Black GPT. This platform marks a significant step forward in ensuring inclusivity in Large Language Models (LLM), particularly focusing on integrating the cultural and historical perspectives of Black and Brown communities.

Latimer’s new model builds upon the existing framework provided by Meta, with the added enhancement of African American historical and cultural data. This infusion of rich, diverse data is already drawing attention and demand. In a strategic move, Latimer has entered into a partnership with Miles College, and more partnerships with other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are set to be unveiled soon. Additionally, they have initiated The Yard Tour, an innovative series of on-campus events catering to multiple HBCUs nationwide.

John Pasmore, Latimer Founder and CEO, passionately expressed the company’s vision: “We are laying the groundwork for the future of AI, ensuring it is inclusive and accessible to all demographics. The energy and enthusiasm surrounding this technology is palpable, and it is being moulded by some of the industry’s most esteemed professionals.”

To combat bias, a persistent issue in AI, and to provide a deep dive into Black and Brown histories, Latimer has implemented unique training tactics. A highlight of this initiative is the collaboration with distinguished American scholar and professor, Molefi Kete Asante. Renowned in the realms of African-American studies, African studies, and communication studies, Asante’s insights will undoubtedly be invaluable. His current role as a professor in the Department of Africology at Temple University, where he pioneered the PhD program in African-American Studies, stands as a testament to his expertise.

The young tech firm has received backing from esteemed industry personalities, including tech/AI journalist and Wellville founder, Esther Dyson. Dyson, who is the company’s first investor, opined on her investment by emphasizing the importance of creating LLMs that reflect the world more accurately, addressing historical biases and cultural distortions.

Latimer’s immediate goal is to cater to a wide audience, from students and agencies to brands and the broader public. Recognizing the urgent demand for more representative AI, various HBCUs are already on board to integrate this tool into their educational offerings. Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College, stressed the importance of familiarizing students with AI, both in its usage and development. She believes that collaborations like the one with Latimer can accelerate learning opportunities.

For those eager to experience this revolutionary platform, a consumer waitlist is now open on the Latimer website.

About Latimer:
Named in honor of Lewis Latimer, an often-overlooked Black inventor, Latimer’s mission is to address and rectify biases in Black cultural data amplified by AI. Under the leadership of serial entrepreneur John N. Pasmore, Latimer aims to provide a more comprehensive representation of the experiences, cultures, and histories of Black and Brown communities. Built on Meta’s Llama-2 70b LLM, Latimer’s platform offers users a richer, more diverse perspective. Interested individuals can learn more or join the waitlist at www.latimer.ai.

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