AI companies EQTY Lab, Erasmus.AI, and AppTrek have launched ClimateGPT, a cutting-edge open-source AI model aimed at addressing questions surrounding climate change and sustainability. Available in both English and Arabic, this Large Language Model (LLM) is built on the Vicuna framework, one of the first open-source LLMs trained with human-generated data. ClimateGPT is positioned as a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and business leaders, with its creators emphasizing its potential to generate green ideas.
The model, trained on a vast collection of information sourced from the internet and academic outlets, incorporates details about climate, extreme weather, the Club of Rome’s Earth4All, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A crucial component is the Erasmus corpus, comprising over 10 billion web pages and millions of freely accessible academic articles, providing a rich foundation for comprehensive insights. With a billion-parameter foundational model and over 300 billion climate-specific tokens, ClimateGPT offers a thorough understanding of how climate change impacts the natural world, society, and the economy. Additionally, its integration with the Hedera blockchain ensures data transparency by creating a public ledger of any changes made to the model.