OpenAI CEO Altman consulting with Congress on adding chip factories to meet AI demand

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been in discussions with members of Congress about building new semiconductor factories in the United States to keep up with the growing demand for AI programs.

Altman has met privately with several members of Congress to discuss where and how to build new semiconductor factories, according to the Washington Post. The OpenAI CEO has become concerned about how the demand for AI may outpace the amount of chips available. He is attempting to get investors to back a new AI chipmaking endeavor to give OpenAI more direct control over the supply chain. This investment would help OpenAI wean off its reliance on leading chipmaker Nvidia, whose products are considered the ideal chips for building the infrastructure to run an AI’s large language model.

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