Mar 31, 2024

Microsoft and OpenAI Reportedly Building $100 Billion Secret Supercomputer to Train Advanced AI

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“Microsoft has demonstrated its ability to build pioneering AI infrastructure used to train and deploy the world’s leading AI models,” a Microsoft spokesperson told the site. “We are always planning for the next generation of infrastructure innovations needed to continue pushing the frontier of AI capability.”

Needless to say, that’s a mammoth investment. As such, it shines an even brighter spotlight on a looming question for the still-nascent AI industry: how’s the whole thing going to pay for itself?

So far, most companies in the space — Microsoft and OpenAI included — have offered significant AI services for free, sometimes with a more advanced upsell version like OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus.

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