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Open Assistant has now concluded. Please see this video for more information. Thanks you to all those who made this project possible.


The FAQ page is available at here.

Open Assistant (abbreviated as OA) is a chat-based and open-source assistant. The vision of the project is to make a large language model that can run on a single high-end consumer GPU. With some modifications, Open Assistant should also be able to interface with other third-party applications easily as well as retrieve information from databases and the Internet.

You can play with our current best model here!

You should join the Open Assistant discord server and/or comment on Github issues before making any major changes. Most dev communications take place on the Discord server. There are four main areas that you can work on:

  1. Ranking, labelling and making responses in You can take a look at tasks docs section for more information.
  2. Curating datasets and performing data augmentation. This includes scraping, gathering other public datasets, etc. Most of these efforts will be concentrated at /data/datasets and are documented at here.
  3. Creating and fine-tuning Open Assistant itself. For that, you should pay special attention to /model.
  4. dev. Take a close look at /website as well as /backend.

GitHub folders explanation

Do read the developer guide for further information.

Here's a list of first-level folders at Open Assistant's Github page.


  • We put the human in the center
  • We need to get the MVP out fast, while we still have momentum
  • We pull in one direction
  • We are pragmatic
  • We aim for models that can (or could, with some effort) be run on consumer hardware
  • We rapidly validate our ML experiments on a small scale, before going to a supercluster