In 1993, at the age of 30, he co-founded Nvidia and has occupied the top executive spot ever since. What began as a provider of relatively niche graphics processing units (GPUs) with a narrow field of general computing uses has evolved to become, arguably, the bedrock underlying the current AI market explosion. As Nvidia gears up for its eighth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which happens May 8-11 in San Jose, the company has a lot to celebrate. Its stock price hit record highs this year, its tech was everywhere at CES, and in addition to general AI applications, it's found a new collection of deep-pocketed partners among automakers looking to usher in autonomous driving using neural networks powered by GPUs. I spoke to Huang about how the company got to where it is today, as well as what GTC has become in the general landscape and what it means to Nvidia.
May-6-2017, 08:00:07 GMT