What is the hottest track in 2023? Of course it is ChatGPT. The app has over 1 million users within five days of its launch, and over 100 million registered users within two months of its launch.
At present, the fire of ChatGPT has become a prairie fire, regardless of domestic and foreign countries. For example, in China, Huawei, Ali, Baidu, HKUST Xunfei, and Ali are following up. Meituan’s Wang Huiwen even brought in $50 million to engage in the Chinese version of OpenAI.
And Microsoft said it would integrate ChatGPT in its own products, and its market value rose by 600 billion overnight, while Google dropped 600 billion overnight because of the wrong answer of competing products at the press conference, which shows how magical it is.
Behind the explosion of ChatGPT, people can’t help but wonder why it was born in the United States instead of China? Didn’t it mean that China has not lost to the United States in the field of mobile Internet and AI, and even took the lead? Why is it behind this time?
In fact, in my opinion, the reason is that China is still far behind in the computing power and AI chips behind ChatGPT, so this product that relies on computing power and AI chips was born in the United States instead of being the first to be born in China.
The face of ChatGPT is a chat software, but behind it requires a lot of chip support.
According to media reports, ChatGPT has imported at least 10,000 NVIDIA high-end GPU chips, and its total computing power has exceeded at least 3640PF-days.
Calculated directly in terms of value, ChatGPT should be supported by 5-8 data centers with a cost of around US$500 million. It can be seen that behind ChatGPT, the fight is not only about software capabilities, or AI capabilities, but more importantly, computing power and the level of AI chips.
And this kind of high computing power and AI chips are the strengths of the United States. Regardless of Intel or AMD chips, or AMD, Nvidia AI chips, or FPGA chips and ASIC chips that need to be used in high computing power, the United States is The best in the world.
In order to ensure the global reliance of the United States in AI computing power, it was reported some time ago that the United States banned AMD and NVIDIA’s high-end chips from being sold to China.
There are also large and small AI chip companies in China, as well as various CPU, GPU, FPGA, and ASIC chip companies, such as Godson, Jingjiawei, Huawei HiSilicon, Moore Thread, etc., but compared with Intel, Nvidia, AMD, Xilinx, etc. Speaking of it, the difference is still too far away. It is not too exaggerated to say that there is a gap of ten or eight years.
It can be said that behind any technological innovation now is the accumulation of foundations, as well as the support of money, computing power, etc. From this point of view, innovations such as ChatGPT often lag behind the United States. fact.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if we lag behind. The important thing is that we must realize this, and then catch up, and finally make up for the shortcomings and lay a solid foundation. In the future, there is a chance to catch up or even surpass.