Google just settled its multibillion-dollar patent lawsuit over AI technology

Hardware and software development company Singular Computing has received an undisclosed sum from Google in a Massachusetts federal court settlement, ending the five-year civil case brought on by Singular’s founder Dr. Joseph Bates had filed against the tech giant for patent infringement (PDF, hosted by The register).

The said infringement relates to the facilitation of computer architectures artificial intelligence (AI) tool. development and training of large language models (LLMs) invented by Bates, which he claims have found their way into Google’s Tensor Processing Unit devices.

These initially powered the generative AI and smart chip features in Google Workspace, but are now available for rental via the cloud hosting provider Google Cloud, and also takes on the workload of the tech giant’s own data centers.

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