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Expanding AI chip capabilities beyond Nvidia with Modular CEO Chris Lattner | E1808 This Week in Startups

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Today’s show:

Modular CEO Chris Lattner joins Jason to discuss the process of building LLMs (8:14), what caused Nvidia to be entrenched in machine learning today (35:37), the AI wrapper debate (41:44), and much more!

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Time stamps:

(0:00) Modular CEO Chris Lattner joins Jason

(2:24) Where hardware and optimization stand today

(8:14) What goes into deploying and distributing an AI model into a product

(10:32) Roots - Head to https://investwithroots.com/TWIST to sign up and start investing today!

(12:02) Why companies make their own machine-learning software

(14:32) Nvidia’s outlook on what Modular is building

(18:46) Chris’s time at Apple

(20:05) Strategies for reducing complexity

(22:53) Awareness of underlying complexities in the technology stack

(25:14) Supergut - Get 30% off with code TWIST at https://supergut.com

(26:46) What it will look like in five to ten years; Increase consumption by creating new categories

(31:29) The open-source community; RISC-V and Arm

(34:15) LinkedIn Marketing - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at https://linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups

(35:37) How Nvidia secured its position

(38:21) The AlexNet moment

(41:44) The AI wrapper debate

(44:32) OpenAI moving from non-profit to profit and open to closed-system

(46:32) The lack of programmers and the ability to do more with less

(52:09) Modular Mojo and other developments

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Check out Modular: https://www.modular.com/

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Today’s show:

Modular CEO Chris Lattner joins Jason to discuss the process of building LLMs (8:14), what caused Nvidia to be entrenched in machine learning today (35:37), the AI wrapper debate (41:44), and much more!

*

Time stamps:

(0:00) Modular CEO Chris Lattner joins Jason

(2:24) Where hardware and optimization stand today

(8:14) What goes into deploying and distributing an AI model into a product

(10:32) Roots - Head to https://investwithroots.com/TWIST to sign up and start investing today!

(12:02) Why companies make their own machine-learning software

(14:32) Nvidia’s outlook on what Modular is building

(18:46) Chris’s time at Apple

(20:05) Strategies for reducing complexity

(22:53) Awareness of underlying complexities in the technology stack

(25:14) Supergut - Get 30% off with code TWIST at https://supergut.com

(26:46) What it will look like in five to ten years; Increase consumption by creating new categories

(31:29) The open-source community; RISC-V and Arm

(34:15) LinkedIn Marketing - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at https://linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups

(35:37) How Nvidia secured its position

(38:21) The AlexNet moment

(41:44) The AI wrapper debate

(44:32) OpenAI moving from non-profit to profit and open to closed-system

(46:32) The lack of programmers and the ability to do more with less

(52:09) Modular Mojo and other developments

*

Check out Modular: https://www.modular.com/

FOLLOW Chris: https://twitter.com/clattner_llvm

*

Read LAUNCH Fund 4 Deal Memo: https://www.launch.co/four

Apply for Funding: https://www.launch.co/apply

Buy ANGEL: https://www.angelthebook.com

Great recent interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland, PrayingForExits, Jenny Lefcourt

Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis

*

Follow Jason:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jason

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis

*

Follow TWiST:

Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin

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Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast

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