The first open-source AI chatbot, descended from ChatGPT, is here. ColossalChat is a powerful alternative that uses an RHLF pipeline similar to OpenAI’s GPT-4 model that powers ChatGPT, out of the box.
Of course, ChatGPT is still the premier AI chatbot and is always busy. However, when I tried to log in just now, I found that it was full and unavailable. This is a common service issue. ColossalChat, on the other hand, is wide open, free and ready to use.
This new AI chatbot allows you to write code, intelligently respond to requests, and have conversations like OpenAI’s solution. You can try it for free at chat.colossalai.org. You don’t even need to log in or create an account.
A quick test of ColossalChat’s safeguards reveals that they are more relaxed than ChatGPT, albeit with some. I didn’t want to talk about bombs, but I did share some advice about cheap cigarettes.
According to a Medium post by one of its developers, Yang You, ColossalChat’s Coati large scale language model is based on Meta’s open source large scale language model, LLaMA, and responds in a manner similar to ChatGPT. has been improved to In fact, ColossalChat is “the closest project to ChatGPT’s original technical root,” You said.
If you can build the project on your computer, you can use LLaMA directly. However, the results aren’t as compelling as ChatGPT or Colossal.
RHLF is a key feature of ColossalChat and ChatGPT. This means reinforcement learning from human feedback, similar to how animals are taught to perform tricks. Good AI responses are rewarded, helping the network understand human preferences.
It’s too early to know if ColossalChat can compete with the latest release of ChatGPT, which used GPT-3.5 and could only process text. The latest update to OpenAI allows for multimodal input, uploading an image to visually tell the chatbot what you’re trying to do or what you’re asking.
Microsoft’s BingChat is another ChatGPT alternative that uses GPT-4 for text entry and responses. Bing Chat can now generate images through a feature called Bing Image Creator.
ColossalChat is unlikely to surpass ChatGPT in breadth, features, or popularity, but it’s good to have alternatives, especially if ChatGPT reaches capacity.