Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to buy Nvidia chips for the company because the company's “future roadmap” for artificial intelligence requires “huge computing infrastructure.”
The corporation intends to purchase 350,000 H100 graphics processing units (GPUs) from the technology company by the end of 2024.
According to Zuckerberg, Meta's computing power will be equivalent to “nearly 600,000 H100 chips” that other devices will connect to.
This GPU model arrived at the end of 2022, and its supply was initially limited. According to analysts' estimates Raymond JamesNvidia sells the H100 for between $25,000 and $30,000, and they can go for more than $40,000 on eBay.
The head of Meta also promised to “responsibly open source” the yet-to-be-developed “artificial general intelligence.”
If Meta purchased the devices at the lowest price, its costs would be about $9 billion. report The company's third-quarter 2023 earnings forecast projected the company's total expenses for 2024 to be between $94 billion and $99 billion, driven in part by increased capacity.
“In terms of priorities, artificial intelligence will be our largest area for investment in 2024, both in engineering and in computing resources,” the document says.
Previously Meta chief scientist Yann LeCun emphasized the importance of GPUs for the development of AI technologies.
“There is a war of artificial intelligence, and [генеральный директор Nvidia Дженсен Хуанг] supplies weapons,” he added.
Let us recall that in September 2023, Meta introduced a set of AI tools in the form of a voice assistant, a neural network with different personalities, smart glasses and a sticker generator.
In August, the corporation announced the AudioCraft solution, which creates sounds and music based on text descriptions. The firm later demonstrated Emu Video and Emu Edit AI models for creating visual content.
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