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"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.


NVIDIA Working with PACCAR on Self-Driving Trucks

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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.


One year after Tay, Microsoft is still big on bots -- and here is where it's focusing now

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Microsoft has learned a lot about chatbot technology since the unfortunate rollout of the short-lived "Tay" chatbot one year ago this week, when Internet users were able to teach Tay to make racist and misogynistic remarks. This weekend, the company offered insights on the lessons learned from that experience, as well as the huge amount of artificial intelligence work Microsoft is now undertaking. With encouragement from CEO Satya Nadella, the company's artificial intelligence team moved on from Tay and started offering a new chatbot aimed at millennials called Zo late last year. Zo is based on the company's popular XiaoIce Chinese-language bot (which Microsoft rolled out on WeChat in 2014). "Tay is gone, Zo is the one we are embracing and supporting," said Xuedong Huang, Microsoft technical fellow of artificial intelligence, during a presentation on Saturday at the AI NEXT tech conference in Bellevue, Wash.


The New Intel: How Nvidia Went From Powering Video Games To Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence

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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.


Nvidia touts record revenue on Q2 earnings beat ZDNet

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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.


Nvidia beats Q2 expectations; credits gains to auto, gaming tech growth ZDNet

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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.


Why Our Crazy-Smart AI Still Sucks at Transcribing Speech

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In an age when technology companies routinely introduce new forms of everyday magic, one problem that remains seemingly unsolved is that of long-form transcription. Sure, voice dictation for documents has been conquered by Nuance's Dragon software. Our phones and smart home devices can understand fairly complex commands, thanks to self-teaching recurrent neural nets and other 21st century wonders. However, the task of providing accurate transcriptions of long blocks of actual human conversation remains beyond the abilities of even today's most advanced software. When solved on a broad scale, it is a problem that might unlock vast archives of oral histories, make podcasts easier to consume for speed-readers (tl;dl), and be a world-changing boon for journalists everywhere, liberating precious hours of sweet life.


Computex 2016 verdict: Behold the new brains of the computer

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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.


Audi And Nvidia Team Up to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Market by 2020

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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.


AI mic, Android TV, self-driving car tech: Everything Nvidia launched at CES 2017

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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.