Artificial intelligence has become the biggest technological revolution in recent years. The advent of tools like ChatGPT or Midjourney has highlighted the possibilities of an industry that, in short, has taken the war between the United States and China to a new level. Because of this, North Americans decided to limit peripheral sales to China in order to obtain frozen products there, a decision they have now extended to other countries in the Middle East eager to join the quest for AI supremacy.
Just over two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced their interest in investing billions of dollars to boost their tech industries. As part of the bet, both territories would negotiate with NVIDIA to acquire their already-known territories Graphics cards ready to train AI, a series of items that brought them multimillion-dollar revenue last quarter. However, given the possible consequences of this deal, the US has made a decision on the matter, and the new candidates for dominance in the AI sector will not be entirely satisfied.
The US bans the sale of upgraded equipment to the Middle East
Just days after confirming its intention to invest in NVIDIA chips to boost its tech industry, the United States decided to stop both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. While the North American country hasn’t revealed the names of the countries it has vetoed, the Techspot portal reports that it has warned companies like NVIDIA and AMD that they must abide by rules set with China. Therefore, both companies already know that their improved elements should not get into the hands of these countries.
With this measure, the USA wants to prevent the resale of units to China. In recent months, the black market in the Asian country has grown exponentially, which is why even universities resort to it to buy the best AI training equipment. This, coupled with the United States’ interest in growing in the field of artificial intelligence, has prompted them to make a radical decision. However, China has not stood idly by, and, according to experts, Huawei has already managed to create a GPU similar to the most powerful NVIDIA.