The platform is being referred to as "The Digital Second Amendment," and the LLM is trained on a combination of open-source and proprietary firearms files, texts, and datasets.
Cody Wilson's Defense Distributed Steps Into Generative AI
Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed (DD), are well-known for advocating fundamental privacy rights and the right to bear arms. Wilson is also the co-creator of the now-defunct bitcoin (BTC) wallet, Dark Wallet, and the inventor of the first functional 3D-printed firearm, known as the Liberator. Now, Wilson and DD are entering the era of AI with a generative chatbot project called "Gatgpt," an LLM that enhances open-source gun datasets in support of "the interests of American riflemen."
"The Digital Second Amendment" document hosted on the website explains that current "AI journalism is uniformly produced in assistance of the narrative that the public requires regulation in advance of a national security event or, as is more fashionable, because the public cannot be trusted to live online with its own information interests." The missive opines that American journalism is now simply an extension of the government. DD's new generative chatbot aims to combat the propagandized narratives.
The firm details:
"Defense Distributed, in releasing Gatgpt, declares a Digital Second Amendment. Americans must have access to compute, databases, and AI models, the newest weapons of the digital age, not just to defend ourselves against corporate and government depredations, but to defend our civic identity and humanity."