Microsoft’s new Silicon division, with nearly 1,000 employees, is leading efforts to develop a “cost-effective” alternative to Nvidia’s AI chipsets.
The move came as Microsoft sought to expand the use of artificial intelligence in Bing chatbot workloads, which are costly, especially when using third-party chips.
Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has invested nearly $2 billion in the project so far. Microsoft’s collaboration with AMD also aims to help AMD enter the artificial intelligence chip market. Meanwhile, the company has quietly taken up the “weapons” of Steam Deck competitors that use their GPUs internally.
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