LocalAI has been a massive hit! Thanks to everyone who has shown support by following us. Your contribution is helping to democratize AI!

If you’re not familiar with LocalAI, it’s a self-hostable, free, and open-source alternative to the OpenAI API. It simplifies the AI development process and makes it accessible to everyone. You can check it out on Github: https://github.com/go-skynet/LocalAI.


We have exciting news to share in the latest release (1.9.0). The GPT4All binding family models have been updated, as we are upstreaming our implementations (https://github.com/nomic-ai/gpt4all/pull/534), and now all models in https://gpt4all.io/index.html should work, including token stream back to the client, for additional glamourous effects :) . Additionally, that means added support for MosaicML MPT models (https://huggingface.co/mosaicml/mpt-7b) and I’ve been looking at adding experimental support for bloomz models with bloomz.cpp.

In the previous release (1.8.x), LocalAI gained support for audio transcription with whisper.cpp and support for embeddings with bert.cpp. bert.cpp embedding extends support for any model, allowing you to implement question answering on large datasets with any model that doesn’t support embedding by its own backend.

LocalAI in the wild

What you can do with LocalAI now?

  • Question answering
  • Langchain
  • Chatbot UI

and many more! Have a look at the examples https://github.com/go-skynet/LocalAI/tree/master/examples

Thank you

I owe our success to our amazing community. I would like to thank llama.cpp, gpt4all, rwkv.cpp, ggml, whisper.cpp, and bert.cpp for providing us with excellent community software pieces.


There are constantly new models out there. Some hot topics on our roadmap:

  • Model gallery
  • RedPajama/Starcoder models
  • GPTNeoX
  • Dolly

Call for maintainers

LocalAI, and my mission is to make AI accessible for everyone - if you want to have fun with Golang and C++, or contribute to an open source project, feel free to reach out and become a maintainer!

Join us in making LocalAI the go-to open-source, self-hostable AI API replacement for local inference with CPU. With your support, we can democratize AI and make it accessible to everyone!