Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Joe Biden administration imposed restrictions on exports of high-end chips to China. This is allegedly to dampen the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the Bamboo Curtain country.
As a result, Nvidia as a seasoned manufacturer from the US cannot sell the A100 chip with a capacity of 600GB/s to China. The A100 chip is used to train ChatGPT, an AI chatbot created by OpenAI that has gone viral since late 2022.
Nvidia also ‘around’ Joe Biden’s ban by distributing the A800 chip with a lower speed of 400GB/s to China.
However, China did not run out of ideas. Huawei is said to be developing a chip whose performance is on par with Nvidia’s A100. This was conveyed by Liu Qingfeng, the founder and chairman of an AI firm from China called iFlytek.
If Chinese manufacturers like Huawei can make chips equivalent to Nvidia’s A100, then the country can reduce its dependence on the US. China also doesn’t need to play cat and mouse by making illegal transactions to get Nvidia chips.
According to Qingfeng, three Huawei officials are forming a special team to work on super-sophisticated chips. Furthermore, Qingfeng also said his company would soon create an AI model that rivaled ChatGPT.
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