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🪄 NVIDIA announces its next generation of AI supercomputer chips
💰 OpenAI chief seeks new Microsoft funds to build ‘superintelligence’
📉 Bing loses search market share to Google despite ChatGPT integration
🛡️ Google fights scammers using Bard hype to spread malware
🤷♀️ Meta engineer: Only two nuclear power plants needed to fuel AI next year
☀️ Solar-powered device produces clean water and clean fuel at the same time
🪄 NVIDIA announces its next generation of AI supercomputer chipsLINK
Nvidia introduced the H200, a new GPU that improves upon the H100 used by OpenAI for training AI models like GPT-4.
The H200 GPU is expected to enhance AI model performance by nearly doubling the speed of its predecessor, and is set to compete directly with AMD's upcoming MI300X GPU in 2024.
The announcement of the H200, along with Nvidia's significant stock rise, reflects the growing demand for powerful AI chips amid a surge in generative AI advancements.
💰 OpenAI chief seeks new Microsoft funds to build ‘superintelligence’LINK
In an interview with the Financial Times, Altman said his company’s partnership with Microsoft was “working really well” and that he expected “to raise a lot more over time” from the tech giant, to keep up with the punishing costs of building more sophisticated AI models.
The company's partnership with Microsoft has been significant, highlighted by a recent $10 billion investment, and OpenAI's plan includes monetizing their AI through a suite of new tools and a GPT Store for developers.
Despite current unprofitability mainly due to high training costs, OpenAI is working on GPT-5 and exploring ways to improve computing power and AI capabilities while diversifying beyond relying on Nvidia's chips.
📉 Bing loses search market share to Google despite ChatGPT integrationLINK
Google continues to dominate the search engine market with a 91.55 percent global share, while Bing's share has decreased over the last year.
Bing's integration of ChatGPT has not significantly impacted its competitiveness, and its market share has slipped further.
Despite the buzz around Microsoft's AI advancements, Google is expected to maintain its lead with the upcoming Bard AI catching up to ChatGPT.
🛡️ Google fights scammers using Bard hype to spread malwareLINK
Google is suing unidentified individuals for using AI-themed ads to hijack social media passwords from US small businesses.
The lawsuit focuses on hackers in India and Vietnam who lure business owners with fake ads about Google's Bard AI chatbot.
The malicious ads, once clicked, infect the users' devices with malware that steals their social media login information.
🤷♀️ Meta engineer: Only two nuclear power plants needed to fuel AI next yearLINK
Sergey Edunov, Meta’s director of engineering for Gen AI, estimates that just two new nuclear power plants are sufficient to meet the growing power demands for AI applications, particularly for AI inference, over the next year.
Edunov based his calculations on the expected release of 1-2 million Nvidia H100 GPUs next year, which he approximates would require about 1KW per GPU, leading to his two nuclear power plant estimation.
While his calculation is a rough estimate, Edunov suggests that this level of power consumption for AI inference is manageable and acceptable at a global scale.
☀️ Solar-powered device produces clean water and clean fuel at the same timeLINK
Scientists have developed a device that can purify polluted water and simultaneously produce clean hydrogen fuel by mimicking plant photosynthesis.
The device, adaptable for use in resource-limited or off-grid areas, tackles both water pollution and clean energy challenges with a single technology.
Utilizing a carbon mesh to absorb sunlight for vaporization and a photocatalyst for hydrogen production, this innovative system is simpler and more effective than previous models.
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