NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have turned out to be the unlikeliest of rivals in a slugfest for a greater share of the artificial intelligence (AI) market. So far, Alphabet has been using NVIDIA's GPUs (graphics processing units) to power AI applications on the Google Cloud Platform, though it looks like the search giant has now decided to go it alone in this lucrative space. Let's take a closer look at NVIDIA and Google's AI feud and the potential implications for both companies. Alphabet revealed its plans for its own AI chip -- the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) -- at last year's Google I/O conference. The TPU chip was already deployed across a variety of applications, including optimizing search results and speech recognition, and in Alphabet's data centers.
Jul-2-2017, 20:45:12 GMT