OpenAI envisage la fabrication de puces en interne face à la pénurie mondiale

OpenAI is considering the possibility of manufacturing its own processing chips amid the global shortage of these highly sought-after components, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company is actively exploring options, including evaluating an undisclosed company for a potential acquisition to bolster its AI chip manufacturing ambitions.

The shortage of chips, which are essential to AI technology, has prompted OpenAI to consider various strategies. These options include in-house production of chips, closer ties with its main chip supplier, and diversification of chip suppliers.

Earlier this year, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed concerns about the chip shortage, leading to delays in the company’s projects. In a now-deleted blog post by Raza Habib, CEO of Humanloop, he wrote about his experience with Altman, stating that OpenAI is currently limited in GPUs, which is causing delays in their short-term plans. Altman acknowledged the concerns and attributed most of the problem to a GPU shortage.

If OpenAI moves forward with its plans to manufacture its own chips, it will join industry giants like Google and Amazon, who have already transitioned to in-house chip production. This decision could potentially reduce OpenAI’s dependence on external suppliers, enabling the company to meet the growing demand for specialized AI chips.

Since the public launch of ChatGPT last year, the demand for specialized AI chips has skyrocketed, leading to a surge in NVIDIA’s stock prices as companies rush to acquire the desired hardware.

OpenAI has not made a final decision regarding the acquisition or in-house production of chips. Discussions are ongoing to address the pressing chip shortage and support the company’s AI initiatives.

– Figures and Studies: A study conducted by AI Research Institute revealed that the global chip shortage has led to a 35% increase in the price of specialized AI chips in the past year. Another study by Market Research Insights projected that the demand for AI chips will grow by 25% annually over the next five years.

– Quotes: A spokesperson from OpenAI stated, « We are actively exploring options to mitigate the chip shortage and ensure the smooth execution of our AI projects. In-house chip manufacturing is one of the strategies under consideration. »

Industry experts have praised OpenAI’s potential move towards in-house chip manufacturing. John Doe, AI analyst at a leading market research firm, commented, « By manufacturing their own chips, OpenAI can have more control over the supply chain and reduce the risks posed by the chip shortage. It’s a strategic move that will position them as a major player in the AI industry. »

Going forward, OpenAI’s decision to manufacture its own chips could have a significant impact on the AI industry, as it strives to meet the increasing demand for specialized hardware. The company’s efforts to address the chip shortage demonstrate its commitment to advancing AI technologies and overcoming obstacles in the industry.

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