An Interview with Tenstorrent: CEO Ljubisa Bajic and CTO Jim Keller

Many billions have been poured into the industry when it comes to AI processor development. If you were to list the number of AI processors currently in development or production at the wide variety of start-ups, then that number quickly surpasses 50 and is seemingly forever rising. Each one of these companies is aiming to build a compelling product to meet the needs of their intended customers, all the way from small-scale inference workloads up to multi-datacenter scale training. One of these companies is Tenstorrent, led by CEO Ljubisa Bajic, who recently hired famed chip designer Jim Keller as the CTO. Jim was also the initial angel investor when the company started. Today we are interviewing these two about the company, the Tenstorrent product, and the direction of the demands for machine learning accelerators.