Friday, April 21, 2017

Crafting AI In Secret

Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Some key creators of that project - the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU - recently left to team up with Chamath Palihapitiya, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent and outspoken young venture investors, on a stealth start-up.

Groq Inc. is the name of the company, at least for the time being.

There are no promotional materials or website. All that exists online are a couple SEC filings from October and December showing that the company raised $10.3 million, and an incorporation filing in the state of Delaware on Sept. 12.

"We're really excited about Groq," Palihapitiya wrote in an e-mail. "It's too early to talk specifics, but we think what they're building could become a fundamental building block for the next generation of computing."

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By the way, a "groq" is someone who does things that are completely assholeish but still are bad ass.

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Google, Microsoft, Tesla, etc. allegedly have pledged to protect humanity from the dangers posed by superintelligent AI. So far, the folks at Groq appear to have done no such thing.

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