Sam Altman's plan to raise $7 trillion to make AI chip

it essentially involves a radical expansion of the semiconductor supply chain.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the CEO of OpenAI is in talks with investors to raise between $5-7 trillion

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Nvidia, the company that today controls about 80% of the chip market and whose processing units (GPU) are behind OpenAI and Google's artificial intelligence models.

Even if Altman is looking to raise capital (and perhaps debt) using the salami method - for example twenty installments of $350 billion over ten years - $7 trillion is a lot of money.

For the sake of comparison, this is an amount higher than the GDP of Germany or Great Britain

The United States and China are resolutely protecting the field of chips, preventing the export of raw materials and the sale of shares to foreign parties