The head of ByteDance’s artificial intelligence lab who oversaw key research at TikTok’s Chinese parent company for the past three years is leaving at the end of this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. The departure of Ma Wei-Ying—a U.S.-trained computer scientist who worked for Microsoft’s China-based research team before he joined ByteDance in 2017—comes at a sensitive time...
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To Reduce AI Costs, Google Wants to Ditch Broadcom as Its TPU Server Chip Supplier
Google executives have extensively discussed dropping Broadcom as a supplier of artificial intelligence chips as early as 2027, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. In that scenario, Google would fully design the chips, known as tensor processing units, in-house, the person said. The move could help Google save billions of dollars in costs annually as it invests heavily in...
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