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Tech war: Chinese chip veteran says Nvidia is hard to replace in artificial intelligence, urges start-ups to catch up

Tech war: Chinese chip veteran says Nvidia is hard to replace in artificial intelligence, urges start-ups to catch up

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The online session focused on what has become a major debate in the Chinese chip industry since the US government's decision last month to prevent Nvidia from selling its two most advanced chips, the A100 and the upcoming H100, to customers in China, which has sent shockwaves through China's AI, cloud computing and smart vehicle industries, as there is no immediate substitute for these GPUs.Iluvatar Corex could be the best-positioned Chinese start-up that will benefit from US restrictions, as it claims to have the only GPU produced in the country in mass production. The Tiangai 100, which took four years to develop and is already being used for cloud computing applications, has received 230 million yuan ($33 million) in orders so far, the company said during the Global AI Conference 20...