Nvidia intends to participate in the process of creating an artificial intelligence ecosystem in Japan.
For the mentioned country, assistance from the specified company is more than needed. Tokyo is currently making efforts to gain a significant share in the global artificial intelligence industry and then strengthen its position on this technological flatness as much as possible.
Nvidia, based in California, intends to establish partnerships with Japanese research organizations, companies, and startups operating in the sphere of AI. The corresponding statement was made by the chief executive officer of the firm, Jensen Huang, during a meeting with Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, which took place on Tuesday, December 5. According to Mr. Huang, Nvidia will create an artificial intelligence research laboratory in the mentioned country, provide investment funds to local startups, and educate the public on the use of digital thinking systems.
The graphics chips produced by the California-based company process huge amounts of information and perform computing operations in parallel. Nvidia products have become a kind of main tool for training services based on artificial intelligence. The company is one of the global beneficiaries of the process of scaling the use of AI and the rapidly growing interest in advanced technology. Currently, many firms and governments are involved in a kind of struggle to develop their artificial intelligence potential. Against the background of these realities, which have an economic aspect, the cost of chips produced by Nvidia has shown significant growth.
Media reports that Jensen Huang also met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida this week and promised to make efforts to develop the AI potential of the country. Journalists claim that Nvidia’s chief executive officer has stated that his company will build a network of artificial intelligence factories in the specified state so that there will be an opportunity to create digital thinking systems for society and industry.
Japan was one of the leaders of the global technology industry about two decades ago. Over time, the country has lost its leading position in this area. As part of its efforts to return to the vertex, Tokyo uses its experience in sphere materials science and developments related to tools for making microcircuits. The Japanese government also allocates multibillion-dollar subsidies for domestic production of advanced semiconductors.
Jensen Huang, during a conversation with Yasutoshi Nishimura, stated that Japan has the technical knowledge and industrial capabilities to create artificial intelligence systems. He also noted that this country has developed experience in megatronics, robotics, and manufacturing over the years. In his opinion, Japan can build an artificial intelligence infrastructure using its data. Jensen Huang is convinced of Tokyo’s ability to create its machine intelligence.
Nvidia currently supplies chips to many Japanese companies, including SoftBank Corp., NEC Corp., mobile communications and data units Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Sakura Internet Inc., and Mitsui & Co. Sakura Internet’s share price rose by 7.6% amid the firm’s involvement in the so-called artificial intelligence race.
Yasuitoshi Nishimura stated that Japan needs Nvidia GPUs to create its generative machine intelligence, noting that in this case, achieving the goal is impossible without cooperation.
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