🚀 OpenAI explores developing its own AI chips to address chip shortage for AI training.
– Discussions on AI chip strategies within OpenAI started last year.
– Options include acquiring an AI chip manufacturer or designing chips internally.
– CEO Sam Altman prioritizes acquiring more AI chips.
– OpenAI currently relies on GPU-based hardware for AI models.
– Generative AI demand strains GPU supply chain.
– Sky-high cost of GPUs for OpenAI's workloads.
– Creating AI chips is not new; Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are doing it.
– OpenAI has substantial funding for R&D.
– Developing custom AI chips is a challenging and costly endeavor.