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Network Service Providers Hit with AI Traffic Surge

April 1, 2024

After decades of secretive testing, with the occasional competition between a human and computer at a high-level board game, artificial intelligence (AI) entered into the mainstream in 2023 for everyone to use as a tool for text creation, photo and video editing, and add-on automation connected to popular software programs.

At the consumer-level, a lot of this is being provided for free at the moment, with premium plans for additional features and priority access. Various startups and tech companies operating these AI services are hemorrhaging money, with many spending hundreds of millions on cloud service costs each month and giddy investors footing the bill.

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