Updated: Feb 6
The recent launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 has once again brought Artificial Intelligence into the spotlight. This is well-deserved as AI has seen rapid advancements and is set to revolutionize various aspects of our daily lives. From its early beginnings playing checkers and chess, to its current ability to comprehend human behavior, drive self-driving cars, and even diagnose skin cancer, the possibilities of AI are seemingly limitless.
That's a topic for another day. In this post we wanted to share 2 companies who are building the foundation for this technology and making artificial intelligence possible.
Nvidia has established itself as a leading force in shaping the field of Artificial Intelligence. With its diverse portfolio of products and services, it has become a go-to resource for AI developers and researchers globally.
Notably, Nvidia is the producer of the A100 GPU which ChatGPT is hosted on. Many of them...
Nvidia's GPU technology is powering some of the most advanced AI applications, such as self-driving cars, robotics, and facial recognition systems. It can be argued the Nvidia is years ahead of any other company when it comes to AI development.
So if you believe in the future of AI, Nvidia will surely be in that picture.
2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
Speaking of the A100 GPU, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is the semiconductor fabricator for the A100 and most higher end GPU's we know, use and love today. And if the name didn't give it away, they are headquartered in Taiwan.
Vocab of the day: "A semiconductor fab is a manufacturing plant in which raw silicon wafers are turned into integrated circuits" (Sliwa, TechTarget)
The chip giant recently revealed plans to triple its investment size (to $40bn!) to build chip manufacturing facilities in the US (BBC, 2022). This facility will feature the manufacturing of TSMC's new 3nm technology. A further breakdown of this can be found on TSMC's website here, but essentially it allows faster speeds, less power and smaller size.
Nvidia and TSMC are currently building the foundation for Artificial Intelligence to grow upon. By no means are these the only 2 companies, there are many more that we would love to share with you! If you believe in technology as much as we do, AMD, TSMC and Nvidia are certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Do you think AI will develop sooner than most people expect?