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2023-10-09

Samsung and Tenstorrent: Collaborating on next-generation AI chips


Canadian computing startup Tenstorrent said that Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chip manufacturer, will OEM its next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) chips. Tenstorrent said that in order to "ensure the highest quality and cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities," it has selected Samsung's foundry design services team to manufacture its chips, which can be used in a wide range of applications from edge devices to data centers.

 

NexGen Cloud: Launching $1 billion AI super cloud in Europe


Recently, NexGen Cloud announced that it will invest US$1 billion (approximately 7.3 billion yuan) to deploy a European artificial intelligence-based super cloud. It is understood that NexGen Cloud’s artificial intelligence super cloud platform is designed to support European technology companies or officials in the research and development of artificial intelligence models. In order to promote the development of super cloud, NexGen Cloud and Moore Capital created a dedicated fund to provide financial support for the project. Currently, the company has allocated US$576 million (approximately RMB 4.2 billion) for hardware. The entire project is expected to start this month and be launched in June 2024. It will consist of more than 20,000 Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs.

 

Microsoft: The first artificial intelligence chip


According to foreign media citing people familiar with the matter, Microsoft plans to launch the company's first chip designed to support artificial intelligence (AI) at its annual developer conference next month. The move is the culmination of years of work and could help Microsoft reduce its reliance on Nvidia's AI chips. Microsoft's chip is designed for data center servers that train and run large language models (LLM).

 

OpenAI: Consider developing self-developed AI chips


According to people familiar with the matter, ChatGPT developer OpenAI is considering developing its own artificial intelligence chip and has begun evaluating potential acquisition targets. It is reported that the company has not yet decided on its next steps. But people familiar with the matter said that since at least last year, the company has considered various options to deal with the shortage of expensive artificial intelligence chips. These plans include developing its own artificial intelligence chips, collaborating more closely with other chip manufacturers such as Nvidia, and reducing reliance on Nvidia through supplier diversification initiatives.

 

Amazon: AI chatbot


According to news on October 4, Amazon is building an AI-driven chat robot and plans to integrate it into the search bar of Amazon’s website to optimize customers’ search experience on its e-commerce website. It may be launched as soon as January next year. . It is reported that the project, internally codenamed "Project Nile", will add a layer of artificial intelligence to Amazon's existing search bar to enable instant product comparisons, allow users to ask more specific questions, and search contextually and personally based on Shopping data provides more accurate recommendations.


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