OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is planning to raise an extraordinary amount of hundreds of trillions of yen and is aiming to 'rebuild the semiconductor industry,' and there are reports that he has already met with Masayoshi Son and other influential figures in the UAE.

It has been reported that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, known for developing high-performance AI such as ChatGPT, is planning to raise hundreds of trillions of yen in order to expand global semiconductor production capacity.

Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI - WSJ

The development of text generation AI, image generation AI, etc. requires large amounts of computing resources such as GPUs and AI-specific chips. OpenAI is collaborating with Microsoft to build a large-scale supercomputer, but CEO Altman has publicly stated that ``there are not enough GPUs to provide sufficient services.'' I have repeatedly complained about the lack of tips.

Microsoft spends tens of billions of yen to build a supercomputer for AI development for OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT - GIGAZINE

CEO Altman is aiming to build an 'AI chip manufacturing factory network' consisting of multiple semiconductor factories to solve the chip shortage, and in January 2024, Softbank and AI based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) It was reported that the company is in talks with the company 'G42' to raise funds worth several trillion yen.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman reportedly plans to raise trillions of yen from Softbank and other sources to build an AI chip factory - GIGAZINE

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that ``CEO Altman plans to raise an extraordinary amount of trillions of dollars (hundreds of trillions of yen) to improve the world's semiconductor manufacturing capacity.'' According to reports, CEO Altman plans to work with TSMC to build dozens of semiconductor factories within the next few years. Officials say that plans to expand semiconductor manufacturing capacity will require as much as $5 trillion to $7 trillion (approximately 750 trillion to 1,000 trillion yen).

CEO Altman is already in talks with Softbank President Masayoshi Son, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, UAE's National Security Agency Advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed, and others to realize the plan. As part of the negotiations, CEO Altman has proposed collaboration with multiple semiconductor companies and power companies, with a management format in which ``investors invest money to build semiconductor factories, and existing semiconductor companies operate the factories.'' It is said that the aim is to

'We believe the world needs more AI infrastructure than is currently planned,' CEO Altman said on his X (formerly Twitter) account. 'Building AI infrastructure is critical to economic competitiveness,' he said, stressing the need to expand AI infrastructure.

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