Ả Rập Saudi lên kế hoạch đầu tư 40 tỷ USD vào trí tuệ nhân tạo

quốc gia Trung Đông tạo ra quỹ khổng lồ để đầu tư vào công nghệ trí tuệ nhân tạo, có khả năng trở thành người chơi lớn nhất trên thị trường nóng

The government of Saudi Arabia plans to create a fund of about $40 billion to invest in artificial intelligence, according to three people briefed on the plans — the latest sign of the gold rush toward a technology that has already begun reshaping how people live and work.

In recent weeks, representatives of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund have discussed a potential partnership with Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms, and other financiers, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly. They cautioned that the plans could still change.

The planned tech fund would make Saudi Arabia the world’s largest investor in artificial intelligence. It would also showcase the oil-rich nation’s global business ambitions (tham vọng kinh doanh toàn cầu) as well as its efforts to diversify its economy and establish itself as a more influential player in geopolitics (người có ảnh hưởng trong địa chính trị). The Middle Eastern nation is pursuing those goals through its sovereign wealth fund (quỹ đầu tư quốc gia), which has assets (tài sản) of more than $900 billion.

In 2022, the Saudi government invested billions into a firm run by former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, among others, which was seen by many as a political move. One of its recent deals to merge its LIV Golf upstart with the PGA Tour raised the ire of golfers, but the pact is also controversial in part because of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record (hồ sơ nhân quyền).

Saudi Arabia, which poured $3.5 billion into Uber in 2016, has largely struggled with technology investing. It handed $45 billion to SoftBank for the Japanese firm’s $100 billion Vision fund, which was channeled into dozens of enterprises including the now-bankrupt real estate firm WeWork and other failed start-ups, such as the robotic pizza-making company Zume.

source: nytimes,

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