FLAN-T5 is a finetuned version of Google's popular T5 model with instruct-finetuning. As stated in the model repository's introduction, compared to T5, FLAN-T5 is "just better at everything." With its permissive license, FLAN-T5 has become a popular option for a starting instruct model.
Initial release: 2022-12-06
OpenAssistant is a project organized by LAION with aim of providing an open source alternative to ChatGPT. Its primary effort is to collected instruct examples to then tune existing LLMs. The first major release is available as part of Hugging Face's HuggingChat.
Initial release: 2023-04-15
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