The the race to create artificial intelligence (AI) continues as China pushes ahead with domestic AI development without the latest technology from the United States due to current sanctions.
According to a message from the Wall Street Journal, Chinese companies are studying artificial intelligence methods to develop artificial intelligence through weaker semiconductors along with chip combinations to bypass reliance on a single type of hardware.
The report said researchers and analysts believe it will be difficult for Chinese technology firms to create alternatives to such chips, but some experiments have shown “promise”.
Sanctions imposed by the US on China in October 2022 deprived Chinese companies of access to the most advanced chips on the market. This includes the Nvidia A100 chips and the latest version of the H100, which are the most popular options in the AI development scene.
Currently, the Chinese market has access to the Nvidia A800 and H800 chips, which are only capable of small AI models.
In April, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that it would launch a competitor of ChatGPT in the “near future” she will be called Tongyi Qianwen. Alibaba plans to integrate the chatbot into its suite of apps, including its work messenger DingTalk.
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ChatGPT is the brainchild of the American company OpenAI. However, the race to create the best and most powerful AI system is on, even among local American companies.
Microsoft has recently released various new features powered by artificial intelligence for its already existing Bing chatbot and Edge web browser, which are said to compete with ChatGPT. Additionally, Google’s AI division DeepMind is said to be undergoing a restructuring to deliver the latest breakthroughs in AI.
Chinese authorities announced the upcoming mandatory revision of all generative AI services released in the country before they are allowed to operate publicly.
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