Microsoft unveils custom-designed AI, cloud chips

Microsoft has introduced its inaugural AI chip, Maia 100, and cloud-computing processor, Cobalt, at its annual Ignite conference. The move is aimed at bolstering Microsoft's position in the competitive AI computing market. Maia 100 will empower Microsoft Azure cloud users to develop and run AI programs. The company has already begun testing the chip with its Bing and Office AI products. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emphasized the goal of delivering efficiency, performance, and scalability to customers. The in-house chip initiative enables Microsoft to optimize performance and reduce reliance on external suppliers, aligning with industry trends toward in-house chips.
Taipei Times

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