OpenAssistant Conversations - Democratizing Large Language Model Alignment

Andreas Köpf · Yannic Kilcher · Dimitri von Rütte · Sotiris Anagnostidis · Zhi Rui Tam · Keith Stevens · Abdullah Barhoum · Duc Nguyen · Oliver Stanley · Richárd Nagyfi · Shahul ES · Sameer Suri · David Glushkov · Arnav Dantuluri · Andrew Maguire · Christoph Schuhmann · Huu Nguyen · Alexander Mattick

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom A-C (level 2)
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Tue 12 Dec 8:15 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. PST

Aligning large language models (LLMs) with human preferences has proven to drastically improve usability and has driven rapid adoption as demonstrated by ChatGPT.Alignment techniques such as supervised fine-tuning (\textit{SFT}) and reinforcement learning from human feedback (\textit{RLHF}) greatly reduce the required skill and domain knowledge to effectively harness the capabilities of LLMs, increasing their accessibility and utility across various domains.However, state-of-the-art alignment techniques like \textit{RLHF} rely on high-quality human feedback data, which is expensive to create and often remains proprietary.In an effort to democratize research on large-scale alignment, we release OpenAssistant Conversations, a human-generated, human-annotated assistant-style conversation corpus consisting of 161,443 messages in 35 different languages, annotated with 461,292 quality ratings, resulting in over 10,000 complete and fully annotated conversation trees.The corpus is a product of a worldwide crowd-sourcing effort involving over 13,500 volunteers.Models trained on OpenAssistant Conversations show consistent improvements on standard benchmarks over respective base models.We release our code\footnote{\git} and data\footnote{\data} under a fully permissive licence.

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