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00:30 — In Alphabet’s recent Q2 earnings call, CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned that over 70% of generative AI startups are choosing Google’s cloud services. That’s a pretty significant number. Azure and AWS are huge players in this space. Why are all these startups choosing Google?
01:11 — Choosing Google means access to the Vertex AI platform, advanced tensor processing unit (TPU) chips, which are purpose-built for machine learning and proprietary to Google, and a library of over 80 pre-trained AI models. Startups can tap into top-notch technology right off the bat.
02:16 — Google’s commitment to open source is a big deal. It is also budget-friendly, and startups often run on tight budgets. And let’s not forget the community: Google Cloud boasts a vibrant community of developers.
03:37 — In more experimental areas like generative AI, Google might be the better choice. It offers advanced AI capabilities, robust infrastructure, a solid open-source commitment, affordability, and a supportive community. It’s a compelling package for startups, and I’m excited to see where this leads in the future of generative AI and cloud computing.