Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the biggest customers of artificial intelligence chips made by Nvidia in the last six months. According to a report by the Financial Times on Monday night, more than 3,000 chips at a price of $40,000 per unit will be transferred to Saudi Arabia alone for the development of a large language model (LLM) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), or a total budget of $120 million for the establishment of the Saudi model.
Beyond that, the United Arab Emirates also wants to be part of the artificial intelligence race and to that end the Emirates have purchased thousands of chips for a local language model known as Falcon, developed at the Technological Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi. This move is the result of an insight reached by the rulers of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia – to be independent on the ground and not dependent on the goodwill of Washington or the self-interested embrace of Beijing. But that doesn’t stop them from using American hardware and Chinese manpower. Nvidia is American and most of the AI researchers involved in the local developments are Chinese…Source – Read More!