Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview published in Wired on Monday that the search giant’s long-established relationship with chipmaker Nvidia isn’t going to change any time soon — in fact, he expects it to continue over the next 10 years.
Pichai pointed to the two companies’ work together on artificial intelligence (AI) as a key reason for the continued partnership. Nvidia’s chips are used in Google’s data centers, where they power AI applications such as Google Search and Google Translate.
“Nvidia is a strong partner for us,” Pichai said. “They have a strong track record in AI innovation, and we’re excited to continue working with them to advance the state of the art.”
The partnership between Google and Nvidia is not without its critics. Some have argued that Google is too reliant on Nvidia’s chips, and that this could give Nvidia too much power over Google’s business.
However, Pichai said that Google is committed to diversifying its chip suppliers. “We’re always looking for the best chips for our needs,” he said. “And we’re confident that we’ll have a strong relationship with Nvidia for many years to come.”
The partnership between Google and Nvidia is just one example of the growing importance of AI in the tech industry. AI is being used in a wide range of applications, from self-driving cars to medical diagnostics. And as AI becomes more powerful, it is likely that Google and Nvidia will continue to work together to develop new and innovative AI products and services.
In addition to AI, Google and Nvidia are also working together on other areas of technology, such as virtual reality and augmented reality. The two companies have a joint venture called Omniverse, which is a platform for developing and deploying these technologies.
The continued partnership between Google and Nvidia is a sign of the growing importance of AI and other cutting-edge technologies in the tech industry. It is also a sign of the two companies’ commitment to innovation and collaboration.