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ChatGPT AI now has a memory - for subscribers at least - but the more paranoid can turn it off

Darren Allan | May 1, 2024 9:00 AM CDT

OpenAI introduced the 'memory' feature for its ChatGPT AI back in February 2024, but now that functionality is available to all users - well, paying subscribers, anyway.

ChatGPT AI now has a memory - for subscribers at least - but the more paranoid can turn it off

To recap, what this feature does is to give ChatGPT the ability to remember elements of your previous chats with the AI.

It can then refer back to those memories to make things easier or more convenient in future queries, while making chats with the AI seem a more human-like experience.

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Microsoft official says a 'new kind of digital species' has been created

Jak Connor | May 1, 2024 2:45 AM CDT

The boss of Microsoft's AI division has said that people really need to change their perspective of the emergence of artificial intelligence, and that a different way of thinking about the new technology is consider it a new "species".

Microsoft official says a 'new kind of digital species' has been created

DeepMind co-founder, and current CEO of Microsoft AI, Mustafa Suleyman, held a TED talk last week where he explained his vision for a world that will be mostly driven by artificial intelligence. Suleyman spoke to the crowd and said that it may be useful to think of AI as "something like a new digital species", with his prediction being that humans will come to view AI as "digital companions" and "new partners in the journeys of all our lives."

Suleyman's idea is that artificial intelligence will become so engrained into our everyday lives, much like smartphones have, that we will begin to consider AI-powered pieces of tech, such as Siri, more of a virtual being rather than a tool. This change is perspective will be enabled by the AI's language model that will be designed to enable a much more fluent interaction and response.

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China's black market price of NVIDIA's H100 AI GPU has plummeted, H200 is coming soon

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 29, 2024 9:44 PM CDT

The price of NVIDIA's Hopper H100 AI GPU in the Chinese black market is coming down "rapidly," with spot prices falling more than 10% in the short term.

China's black market price of NVIDIA's H100 AI GPU has plummeted, H200 is coming soon

In a new report from UDN, the market is watching the impact of this wave of selling on the overall supply and demand, and whether the normal market for AI GPUs will be affected. NVIDIA's new H200 AI GPU is about to be released, upgraded with HBM3E memory, meaning that the price of AI servers with H100 AI GPUs on the black market in mainland China have plummeted in anticipation of H200.

At the time of replacing the old H100 AI GPUs with newer H200 AI GPUs, scalpers who previously had lots of stock of H100 AI GPUs are trying to get rid of them all -- and sometimes, in large quantities -- which is quickly bringing the price down on the black market.

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NVIDIA rumored to build new R&D center in Taiwan, after first AI R&D center is a huge success

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 28, 2024 11:07 PM CDT

NVIDIA opened its first Asia-based AI R&D center in Taiwan two years ago, investing NT$24.3 billion ($715 million USD or so) and employing 400 people there. But now, the company is reportedly considering a second R&D center in Taiwan.

NVIDIA rumored to build new R&D center in Taiwan, after first AI R&D center is a huge success

In a new post by the China Times, the Technology Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, said on April 26 that NVIDIA's current research and development (R&D) is "going smoothly" and it will "assist our manufacturers in AI application development". They're reportedly happy with the quality of talent in Taiwan, and are considering setting up a second R&D center in Taiwan.

The first R&D center that NVIDIA built in Taiwan mainly works on AI chip research and development, as well as GPUs. The R&D center also helped build Taiwan's biggest supercomputer -- Taipei-1 -- with the Taiwan government providing a NT$6.7 billion ($205 million USD or so) subsidy for NVIDIA's first R&D center project.

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Analyst says NVIDIA will generate 80x more revenue from AI GPUs in 2024 than Intel

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 28, 2024 8:07 PM CDT

NVIDIA is expected to generate $40 billion of revenue from AI GPU sales this year according to Bloomberg analysts, with competitors AMD and Intel in their dust.

Analyst says NVIDIA will generate 80x more revenue from AI GPUs in 2024 than Intel

AMD is estimated to generate around $3.5 billion in revenue from its new Instinct MI300X AI accelerator, while Intel will enjoy some loose change with its Gaudi AI accelerator, with analysts estimating just $500 million in sales. Both pale in comparison to $40 billion from NVIDIA, which is 80x more than Intel's estimated $500 million.

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Apple removes three AI apps capable of creating nude images of people from the App Store

Oliver Haslam | Apr 26, 2024 1:30 PM CDT

Apple has removed three apps from the App Store after it was found that they were using generative AI to take photos uploaded by users and then turn them into nonconsensual nudes of their subjects.

Apple removes three AI apps capable of creating nude images of people from the App Store

The apps were first reported to Apple by 4040 Media earlier this week after ads promoting them were found in Meta's Ad Library. Other ads pointed to similar services that were web-based, but three were apps that were available for download via the App Store. Upon being informed, Apple asked for more information before removing the apps entirely. However, the apps were only removed once 404 Media had provided links to them, suggesting that Apple didn't know which apps were violating its rules.

Since the ads were discovered Meta has removed the offending ads from its platform, but apps like this are already proving to be a problem for many. The 4040 Media report notes that these so-called "undress" apps are already being used in schools across the United States. Just weeks ago two middle school students were arrested in Florida while another case saw several students from a Washington state high school investigated by police after using an app to remove the clothes of someone in a photo.

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NVIDIA CEO writes hand-written note to SK hynix boss on 'future of AI and humanity together'

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 26, 2024 3:03 AM CDT

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang gave a hand-written note that he wrote for SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, which said: "To our partnership and creating the future of AI and humanity together".

NVIDIA CEO writes hand-written note to SK hynix boss on 'future of AI and humanity together'

Chey posted the photo of him with Jensen on his personal Instagram account, with SK Group's memory affiliate -- SK hynix -- supplying NVIDIA with its ultra-fast HBM3 and new HBM3E memory for its AI GPUs. NVIDIA uses HBM3 on its industry-leading Hopper H100 AI GPU while throwing on ultra-fast HBM3E memory on its new Blackwell B200 AI GPU.

In the future, we can expect HBM4 to appear in 2025 while being used on future-gen AI GPUs in 2026 and beyond, and SK hynix is at the center of that. SK hynix recently announced a $14.6 billion investment on a new memory chip fab plant to meet the "soaring demand" of HBM, while it plans to work with TSMC on next-gen HBM4 memory, which will be used on future-gen AI GPUs from NVIDIA.

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hand delivers the first DGX H200 AI GPU to Open AI's Sam Altman

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 26, 2024 2:34 AM CDT

OpenAI is the first company to receive the powerful new NVIDIA DGX H200 GPU for accelerating generative AI, which was hand-delivered to CEO Sam Altman and president and co-founder Greg Brockman by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. And for those interested in the leather jacket count, two out of three (Greg Brockman and Jensen Huang, natch) were donning stylish black leather jackets.

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hand delivers the first DGX H200 AI GPU to Open AI's Sam Altman

Jokes aside, the DGX H200 is NVIDIA's and the world's most powerful AI GPU hardware. Jensen Huang signed the hardware with a simple message: "To advance AI, computing, and humanity."

The DGX H200 includes the new H200 Tensor Core GPU, with the Hopper-based hardware equipped with 141GB of HBM3e GPU memory and speeds of up to 4.8TB/s. Designed to accelerate AI workloads, the DGX H200 is more efficient than its DGX H100 predecessor and substantially more powerful.

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TSMC's next-gen COUPE tech: silicon photonics packaging will be ready in 2026

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 25, 2024 11:31 PM CDT

TSMC has announced its development of next-generation Compact Universal Photonic Engine (COUPE) technology, which will support the "explosive growth" in data transmission associated with the "AI boom."

TSMC's next-gen COUPE tech: silicon photonics packaging will be ready in 2026

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) unveiled its newest semiconductor process, advanced packaging, and 3D IC technologies for the next-generation of AI innovations with silicon leadership at TSMC's 2024 North America Technology Symposium.

At the event, TSMC unveiled its new A16 technology, which packs industry-leading nanosheet transistors with an innovative backside power rail solution for production in 2026, with "greatly improved logic density and performance." TSMC also introduced its new System-on-Wafer (TSMC-SoW) technology, which is an innovative solution that delivers "revolutionary performance to the wafer level" in addressing the future AI requirements for hyperscaler datacenterrs.

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SK hynix plans $14.6 billion on new chip fab in South Korea to meet 'soaring demand' of HBM

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 25, 2024 12:29 AM CDT

SK hynix has pledged another 20 trillion won (around $14.6 billion USD or so) in preemptively responding to "soaring demand" for HBM memory, which is a key part of AI GPUs.

SK hynix plans $14.6 billion on new chip fab in South Korea to meet 'soaring demand' of HBM

The South Korean memory giant plans to complete the construction of its new fab in November 2025. Geared up and ready for early mass production, the fab will make major investments in enhancing AI memory market leadership and contributing to the domestic economy in South Korea.

SK hynix's board of directors has approved the plan, which will see the company building the new M15X fab in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, for a new DRAM production base, with an investment of around 5.3 trillion won (around $3.9 billion USD or so) for fab construction.

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