Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The United States (US) has expanded its policy of banning the export of advanced chips from Nvidia and AMD for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Now, it is not only China that is being boycotted but also countries in the Middle East.
In regulatory filings, Nvidia said the export ban is specific to A100 and H100 chips designed for machine learning development. However, Nvidia emphasized that this ban would not have a significant impact on the company’s revenue.
“We are working with the US government to discuss this [dampak bisnis],” said an Nvidia representative, quoted from ReutersSaturday (9/9/2023).
AMD, which is a competitor of Nvidia, expressed a similar thing. The US authorities’ policy will only target certain chips and will not have a material impact that will harm the company.
Usually, bans carried out by the US are used as an excuse to maintain national security. This reason is usually done to boycott Chinese technology and the country’s access to US-made technology.
However, it is not clear whether the ban on exports of advanced chips to the Middle East is also based on similar reasons. There are allegations that this is an attempt by the US to maintain its position as the dominant player in AI development.
The reason is, the Middle East is also starting to spread its plans to participate in developing AI technology.
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