By: Eliza Bennet
The U.S. government is inspecting three artificial intelligence (AI) chips developed by Nvidia Corp for the Chinese market to ensure their compliance with recent export regulations, as stated by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo. This comes in the wake of reports that the ban's scope limits to high-end AI technology bound for China for commercial usage, with Nvidia expressing its willingness to cooperate with the U.S. government's requirements.
On another note, Nvidia plans to expand its operations in Vietnam as a part of its AI development initiative and to attract local talent. Nvidia's CEO, Jensen Huang, has affirmed that Vietnam is already an important partner for the company with a significant client base. The company has invested $250 million in Vietnam and aims to further support local AI training and infrastructure.
The recent developments follow closely after the Biden administration announced its intent to curtail foreign access to AI chips. With Nvidia now on a path to designing several new chips for the Chinese market, its immediate expansion plan in Vietnam suggests an interesting timeline for the AI chip industry and its global geopolitical implications for trade and tech industry.
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