Zuckerberg supercharges metaverse plans with world’s fastest AI supercomputer
31 January 2022 | 10:38 am
On this week's Tech 24 show, we bring you the the latest on the metaverse, the enhanced version of reality that Meta (formerly Facebook) founder Mark Zuckerburg is staking his legacy on. Meta's AI Research SuperCluster was announced this week. When it comes to completion in July, it could be the world's most powerful supercomputer. Built in an undisclosed location for an undisclosed cost, Meta wants it to help bring the metaverse to life. Our Technology Editor Peter O'Brien explains.
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