If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
"We invented a computing model called GPU accelerated computing and we introduced it almost slightly over 10 years ago," Huang said, noting that while AI is only recently dominating tech news headlines, the company was working on the foundation long before that. Nvidia's tech now resides in many of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and the applications include fields that were once considered beyond the realm of modern computing capabilities. Now, Nvidia's graphics hardware occupies a more pivotal role, according to Huang – and the company's long list of high-profile partners, including Microsoft, Facebook and others, bears him out. GTC, in other words, has evolved into arguably the biggest developer event focused on artificial intelligence in the world.
The collaboration was shared by NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during his keynote at the Bosch Connected World conference in Berlin. Separately, he provided details of NVIDIA's partnership with Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, on self-driving car technology. "This is probably the largest single mass of a product that we've helped make," said Huang, addressing a crowd of more than 2,000 executives, developers and others attending the event. PACCAR CEO Ron Armstrong, said separately, "PACCAR is exploring automated driving systems and we are excited about what our collaboration on artificial intelligence with NVIDIA has delivered so far." PACCAR – which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks – has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with SAE Level 4 capability built on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 technology, trained on deep neural networks.
Nvidia cofounder Chris Malachowsky is eating a sausage omelet and sipping burnt coffee in a Denny's off the Berryessa overpass in San Jose. It was in this same dingy diner in April 1993 that three young electrical engineers--Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and Nvidia's current CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang--started a company devoted to making specialized chips that would generate faster and more realistic graphics for video games. East San Jose was a rough part of town back then--the front of the restaurant was pocked with bullet holes from people shooting at parked cop cars--and no one could have guessed that the three men drinking endless cups of coffee were laying the foundation for a company that would define computing in the early 21st century in the same way that Intel did in the 1990s. "There was no market in 1993, but we saw a wave coming," Malachowsky says. "There's a California surfing competition that happens in a five-month window every year.
Graphics chipmaker Nvidia easily topped second quarter earnings targets Thursday after the bell. The company posted record-revenue for the quarter, and once again credits strong sales of its GPUs and deep learning technology for the boost on its balance sheet. See how the cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the convergence of graphics, computer vision and artificial intelligence is fueling growth across the company's specialized platforms, including gaming, pro visualization, datacenter and automotive. "We are more excited than ever about the impact of deep learning and AI, which will touch every industry and market.
Following a recall of some of its Shield tablets last week, Nvidia published solid second quarter financial results after the bell on Thursday. Non-GAAP earnings were 34 cents per share on a revenue of $1.153 billion, up five percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 10 cents per share with $1.01 billion in revenue. Nvidia highlighted revenue growth for two verticals in particular: gaming and automotive tech. The GeForce GTX GPU series alone -- primarily utilized for sports gaming titles -- is touted to now have an estimated 130 million viewers.
When we were planning our approach this year to covering Computex, the largest IT trade show in Asia, there was some confusion about where exactly Intel had gone. At that point there was a sense that maybe this year would be a little flat. The Taipei show has always been a big song and dance around the latest CPUs (central processing units) from Intel and the changes they'll bring to computing in the years ahead. As it turned out, Computex was fascinating. On day zero, Nvidia and Asus put on a great show that quickly reminded us that the future is moving beyond the CPU, the chip that traditionally has been the brains of the computer.
German automaker Audi (audvf) will use U.S. chipmaker Nvidia's (nvda) artificial intelligence computing platform to bring autonomous vehicles to the road by 2020, the companies announced Wednesday night at CES, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. The partnership is just one of a half a dozen announcements Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made that leverages computing power to apply artificial intelligence to a variety of products, including the home and the car. Nvidia also announced a partnership with mapping company HERE (hrte), truck and commercial supplier ZF, and automotive supplier Bosch. ZF and Bosch are adopting Nvidia's computing platform to bring AI to autonomous vehicles. Audi and Nvidia have been working together for nearly a decade, although in the beginning the focus was on using Nvidia's computer graphics chips in Audi's virtual cockpit and navigation.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang talked up how his company has enabled artificial intelligence and other technologies. The future is artificial intelligence, and that reality is happening now -- at least according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Huang, speaking Wednesday in a packed ballroom at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, made it clear that Nvidia's no longer just a computer graphics chipmaker. It's one of the companies helping us live in a truly smart world, with cars and homes that obey our voice commands, he said. In his hour- and 15-minute-long keynote at the Venetian hotel, Huang rattled off a series of new products, ranging from the ability to stream games to Facebook Live to a remote artificial intelligence microphone that lets you control the Google Assistant in your Nvidia Shield Android TV from anywhere in your home.
At this year's CES 2017, NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented in the CES opening keynote his vision for the company's future to the audience, explaining where he believes the company will succeed in the future. I also liked that Huang simplified AI and graphics so more could understand it. Of the areas where NVIDIA participates in right now, two areas of growth for the company are gaming and automotive, both of which are growing and getting quite competitive. While NVIDIA is still a relatively new entrant into the automotive business, the company has proven that they can keep up with the legacy suppliers and surpass them by delivering innovative automotive solutions. NVIDIA's leadership in technologies like DNN AI training have proven to be a valuable resource for the company and their partners who are looking to apply machine learning to their own products.
Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a production car powered by artificial intelligence in the next year as part of a collaboration with chip-maker Nvidia. Plans for the car were disclosed during a talk Friday between Sajjad Khan, Mercedes-Benz' vice president of digital vehicle and mobility, and Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, at CES here. "I am very proud of saying that within 12 months we are rolling out a product with Nvidia," Khan said on Friday. Very few details of the car are known, including whether it will be a completely new vehicle or an existing Mercedes model. It is a product of a three-year collaboration, according to Huang.