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AI chatbot Grok to be powered by supercomputer

Elon Musk plans to construct a cutting-edge supercomputer for AI chatbots with Grok

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Elon Musks xAI supercomputer to redefine chatbot technology. — AFP File
Elon Musk's xAI supercomputer to redefine chatbot technology. — AFP File

After different tech giants introduced their large language models, Elon Musk revealed his AI plans, saying his AI startup would construct a powerful supercomputer for enhancing its chatbot Grok. 

Elon Musk, the brain behind companies like Tesla and SpaceX shared this during a meeting with investors on May 25, 2024.

The billionaire owner of X plans to have this supercomputer up and running by Autumn 2025. To achieve this goal, he set his eyes on a potential collaboration with tech giant Oracle.

Musk stressed his commitment to ensuring timely delivery.

The supercomputer will utilise a series of NVIDIA H100 GPUs. The machine is expected to be four times larger than existing GPU clusters.

Meanwhile, the UK government is also investing in AI technology, as the government has pledged £225m towards an AI supercomputer project led by the University of Bristol. Named Isambard-AI, this computer promises to be ten times faster than the UK's current fastest machine.

Another supercomputer called Dawn is being developed in Cambridge. The machine will be powered by over 1,000 Intel chips.

The supercomputers will significantly boost research efforts as they will help provide researchers with substantially more computing power. They will accelerate progress in various fields such as clean energy, drug discovery, and safety testing.

Elon Musk’s announcement coincided with the UK's AI Safety Summit, where 100 experts from academia, industry, and government addressed the challenges posed by advanced AI technologies.