Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory

Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory

Sam Altman’s Ambitious Bid to Revolutionize AI: A Multi-Billion Dollar Plan for Semiconductor Dominance

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, is on a mission to raise a huge amount of money, aiming for billions of dollars. He’s got a big plan to start a company that makes semiconductors, which are essential for powering AI technologies. To make this happen, he wants to build a whole network of factories where these chips can be manufactured.

This is no small task. It’s going to need a lot of money and several years to set up. So recently, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which took place from January 15 to 19, 2024, Sam Altman discussed this ambitious plan.

Bloomberg has reported that Altman is currently in talks with various potential investors to gather the billions of dollars needed for this chip-making venture. Altman, who is 38 years old, is not just thinking small. He wants to establish a whole network of factories that can produce these semiconductors.

Setting up just one state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for these chips is really expensive. We’re talking tens of billions of dollars. And Altman doesn’t want to stop at just one.

He’s planning to create several of these facilities, which is a project that will take a lot of time and even more money. Among the big names Altman has approached for funding are Sheikh Tanun bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the UAE, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., TSMC, and SoftBank. Sheikh Tanun is not just any investor.

OpenAI’s Strategic Move: Sam Altman’s Chip Venture and the Future of AI, with Sheikh Tanun bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Spotlight

He’s the brother of the UAE president, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and also works as the national security advisor. He’s in charge of some of the UAE’s most influential investment funds. According to the Financial Times, there’s still a question about whether this new chip-making company will be a part of OpenAI or a completely separate entity.

However, insiders say that OpenAI is expected to be the first customer of this new venture. Reuters reported last year that OpenAI was already thinking about making its own chips and was even considering buying a company that could help with this. While nothing was set in stone, the company was exploring different ways to deal with the shortage of AI chips.

They were also looking at working with other chip makers aside from their current supplier, NVIDIA. So why are these AI chips so important? Well, ever since OpenAI released ChatGPT over a year ago, there’s been a huge surge in interest in AI from both regular people and businesses. This has led to a big increase in demand for the processors that run AI programs.

That’s where Sam Altman’s big plan for a chip-making venture comes in. All right, now Google’s DeepMind team has built a new AI system called AlphaGeometry that’s really good at solving tough geometry problems. It’s a big deal because it shows AI getting closer to thinking like humans, especially in tricky areas like math.

Geometry has always been a tough nut to crack for AI. Unlike text-based AI, there’s not much training data for math since it’s all about symbols and specific domains. Feng Luong, who helped write the research, says that this is why math is a great way to see how smart AI is getting.

Revolutionizing Mathematical Reasoning: AlphaGeometry’s Breakthrough in AI-Powered Geometry Problem Solving

Most AIs aren’t great at logical reasoning, which you really need for math. But AlphaGeometry is different. It mixes a language model, which is good at spotting patterns and guessing the next steps, with a symbolic engine, an AI that uses symbols and rules to figure things out.

Language models are good at some parts of thinking but not so much at the strict reasoning needed for math. The symbolic engine fills in this gap using strict rules and logic. These two parts, one for creative thinking and the other for logical reasoning work together to tackle hard math problems.

This is a lot like how we humans do geometry, using what we know and experimenting to find answers. DeepMind tested AlphaGeometry with geometry problems from the International Mathematical Olympiad, where the smartest high school students compete. It solved 25 out of 30 problems, which is way better than the previous best system, made by Chinese mathematician Wensun Wu in 1978, which only solved 10.

Flores Van Dorn, a math professor not involved in the research, was really impressed. He thought this kind of progress was still years away. DeepMind believes AlphaGeometry shows how AI can reason and even discover new math knowledge.

Kwok V. Lee, a DeepMind scientist, says this is another sign of how AI can help us understand the world better. When AlphaGeometry faces a geometry problem, it first tries to solve it using its symbolic engine. If that doesn’t work, the language model steps in and adds something new, like a point or line.

AlphaGeometry: Advancing AI’s Problem-Solving Prowess in Geometry and Beyond

This gives the symbolic engine more to work with. This back and forth continues until they find a solution. To train the language model, the team had to create a lot of data themselves because there wasn’t enough existing geometric data.

They made nearly half a billion random geometric diagrams, and the symbolic engine analyzed each one to produce statements about their properties. They used these statements to make 100 million synthetic proofs for training. Roman Yampolsky, a computer science professor not involved in the research, thinks AlphaGeometry’s skills are a big step toward more sophisticated, human-like problem-solving in machines.

He says it could be useful in fields that need geometric problem-solving, like computer vision, architecture, and theoretical physics. But there’s still room to grow. AlphaGeometry is good at elementary math but not yet at the more abstract stuff taught at universities.

Van Dorn thinks mathematicians would be really interested if AI could solve research-level math problems, maybe by having new mathematical insights. Luong says the plan is to apply this approach to more areas of math. Geometry is just the start, showing that AI is close to being able to do deep reasoning.

Now, Google also just announced some cool new features for Android Auto, powered by AI, to make driving less distracting. This big news came right when Samsung launched their Galaxy S24 series, so Android Auto is Google’s version of Apple CarPlay. It’s all about making your phone’s car-friendly stuff easy to use on your car’s display.

AI-Enhanced Driving: Google’s Android Auto Update Aims to Reduce Distractions and Improve Safety

But if you’ve ever tried to reply to a text while driving, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. Dealing with a bunch of messages or tricky voice assistants can be as distracting as actually looking at your phone. Google has a plan to fix this with their new Android Auto updates.

The idea is to use AI to give you quick summaries of long texts or busy group chats while you’re driving. This way, you’re not tempted to look at your phone. This smart tech will also suggest actions and replies and do them for you, so you don’t even need to touch your phone.

Here’s how it works. Say a friend texts you about lunch. Android Auto will pick out the important details, like where you’re eating and when.

It can then send your friend your arrival time or even call them. All you do is tap once to get directions to the restaurant, and you’re set. This seems like a smart way to use AI.

Being able to change your route or send an ETA with just a click means you can focus more on driving and less on your car’s display. Plus, having fewer distracted drivers is definitely a good thing. Alright, that wraps up the video.

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  • Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory
  • Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory
  • Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory
  • Google’s DeepMind New AI system – AlphaGeometry x Sam Altman’s Billion-Dollar Chip Factory

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