The AI revolution has just begun: Nvidia CEO says seize the opportunity

“Either you’re running for food, or you are running from being food."
Sejal Sharma
Nvidia CEO and founder
Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang


Claiming that artificial intelligence (AI) has effectively eliminated the ‘digital divide,’ the founder of the most valued chip company in the world, Nvidia, said anyone can become a computer programmer simply by speaking to a computer.

In his first public speech in four years, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang kicked off Computex Taipei on Monday with a keynote address on artificial intelligence. Huang’s claim comes at a time when Nvidia is on the path to becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar chipmaker.

Huang exclaimed, “We have reached the tipping point of a new computing era,” as the company ramps up the supply of its AI chips to meet the soaring demand.

"Every single computing era you could do different things that weren't possible before, and artificial intelligence certainly qualifies," said Huang.

At another event at the National Taiwan University (NTU), addressing the graduates of class 2023, Huang said that they should seize the “golden opportunities” of an AI revolution, with the technology set to change every business, reported the South China Morning Post.

An honorary doctor of NTU since 2020, Huang said, “Whatever it is, run after it like we did. Run. Don’t walk. Either you’re running for food, or you are running from being food.”

There’s been a flurry of announcements by big tech firms who are cutting costs by replacing human resources with AI. Tapping on the sentiment of worried graduates who will face a new reality, Huang said, “While some worry that AI may take their jobs … AI will create new jobs that didn’t exist before.”

“Just as I was with the PC and chip revolution, you’re at the beginning, at the starting line of AI. Every industry will be revolutionized,” he added.

Nvidia’s shiny new AI products

He gave a demo of the capabilities of a slew of new Nvidia AI products and services at the Computex forum. This included an AI supercomputer, ‘NVIDIA DGX GH200,’ which comes armed with 256 GH200 Grace Hopper Superchips that make up a singular GPU.

The supercomputer is suited to generative AI applications, recommender systems, and data analytics. Microsoft, Meta, and Google are among its first customers, Huang revealed.

Demonstrating what AI can accomplish in a matter of seconds, he instructed the AI to compose music based on his lyrics and invited the audience to sing along.

Nvidia’s stock has surged over 170% since the start of this year, with the U.S. chipmaker releasing a revenue forecast that soared past Wall Street’s expectations.

The announcement comes at a time when Nvidia is shifting its image from that of a maker of computer graphics chips to a firm at the center of the AI revolution.

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