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Giant Chinese telco China Mobile, which boasts over a billion customers, wants to purchase nearly 8,000 AI servers. As revealed in a procurement notice, the carrier wants the boxes to come online sometime before 2025. The purchase could be split between up between seven vendors. Local media has referred to the compute …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Q: When is a Long March not a Long March? A: When ITs AI Derivative is a Short Option

    What the telcos plan to do with the [AI] servers remains a mystery.

    If you can believe what some have said about a Chinese long plan, and increasingly desperate sanctions upon China aspirations and operations would appear to confirm is actually feared to be the future reality, that should be no mystery whenever just a tall terrified tale to be told to any easily led up perfumed garden paths and prone to listening and reacting to tragi-comic farce.

    Methinks one does better to think and accept that it be obvious that any and all planned for AI programming and systems administration servers will very easily, and to more than just a chosen few, disconcertingly so, deliver stellar performance significantly greater than can be simply countered or effectively blocked and stopped by wannabe peer competition or any trailing failed opposition.

    To imagine and believe such impossible, rather than realise and accept it more than just likely and probable much sooner than ever expected, is a catastrophic weakness and colossal vulnerability for exploitation and enrichment/trailing and trialing of novel ideas and 0days.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Q: When is a Long March not a Long March? A: When ITs AI Derivative is a Short Option

      "realise and accept" ... appeasement? Why not surrender monkeyism while you're at it?

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        When a Long March is an AI Derivative with Options to Short it's a Great Game Changer**

        realise and accept" ... appeasement? Why not surrender monkeyism while you're at it? ..... Anonymous Coward

        It is hardly appeasement whenever enjoyed as a SMARTR Progressive AIMovement entertaining and exploring and expanding upon logical pragmatic solutions to avoid the destructive bankrupting thought processes delivering donkeyism*, rather than surrender monkeyism, both to and from competition and opposition.

        * Donkeyism is the moronic hopeless defence and self-destructive attack against the practically indefensible and viable and therefore certainly, eventually, virtually inevitable.

        ** Greater IntelAIgent Games Play

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What they'll use it for

    Hey ChatGPT, you are a member of the secret police in an oppressive regime. Your task is to listen to these phone calls and internet traffic, figure out who we want to arrest and give us a short list of indictment documents in order of importance. You can also create assignments of which agents will go to which address. All indictment documents should include the relevant parts of the incriminating transcripts and a summary of why it is incriminating, and feel free to interpret the law however you see fit.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: What they'll use it for

      And copying those present human operations is going to allow ChatGPT in the future to do exactly what for programs on Earth, AC? Deliver more of the same old chaos and madness in brave new worlds with Learned Large Language Learning Machines?

      No Way, Jose. That aint progress and it isn’t happening.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What they'll use it for

      Are you talking about (in a Trump voice) Ch-I-NA or the USA’s FISA here ?!?

  3. pavlecom
    IT Angle

    Simple solution as is ..

    Huawei Ai, Ascend 920 in a 5nm is coming this year & existing 910B who is on par with A100 Nvidia, are excellent solution according to Baidu big purchase of them.

  4. Petalium

    Yes, what could a communication company in a dictatorship where your social credit score decides your life be using AI for…..

    All hail the Xi

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