The Center for Research on Foundation Models (CRFM) is an interdisciplinary initiative born out of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) that aims to make fundamental advances in the study, development, and deployment of foundation models.
We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, post-docs, and researchers spanning 10+ departments who have a shared interest in studying and building responsible foundation models.
CRFM has the following thrusts:
- Research. We will conduct interdisciplinary research that lays the groundwork of how foundation models should be built to make them more efficient, robust, interpretable, multimodal, and ethically sound.
- Artifacts. We will train and release foundation models, code, tools, and also ensure that the full training pipeline is reproducible and scientifically rigorous.
- Community. We will invite universities, companies, and non-profits to convene and work together to develop a set of professional norms for how to responsibly train and deploy foundation models.