Tesla, Google, Facebook and Others Move Towards Vertical Integration

on August 15, 2018
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In early August, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, announced that his company had developed a new AI chip for his Electric cars and claimed that it is ten times faster than the ones they use today from nVidia. When I was at NVIDIA’s spring developers conference, I went to a session on NVIDIA’S AI Xavier processor that is targeted for use in cars. In this session, I learned that at that time, it was the most powerful processor for AI available. When Musk made this statement about his own processor, I assumed he was comparing it to Xavier, and if it were ten times faster than this chip, he would have achieved quite a feat.

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