Nvidia’s Jensen Huang claims AI has created a “new computing age”

Nvidia’s CEO hailed the dawn of a new computing era in which “everyone can be a programmer”, as the semiconductor giant unveiled its new supercomputer platform, aiming to remain at the forefront of artificial intelligence.

Jensen Huang warned, in a Taiwanese speech, that traditional tech industries would not be able to keep up with AI’s advancements. He added that technology had lowered the barriers to entry into computer coding.

Huang, who spoke on Monday in support of AI, said that individuals can now create programs by simply plugging commands into the system.

Everyone is now a programmer. He added that you only have to tell the computer what to do.

ChatGPT generates code, which reduces the amount of human labour needed to create software. This development is set to revolutionise programing.

Huang’s speech at the Computex Conference in Taipei was delivered just days after Nvidia announced forecasts for rapid growth. This fueled a share-price surge, which put Nvidia on track to become the first semiconductor stock to reach the trillion dollar mark.

Since the beginning of the year, the chipmaker’s shares have risen by 172 percent as Open AI’s ChatGPT has awakened investors’ enthusiasm for generative AI.

The demand for Nvidia data centre chips has increased, especially the H100. This advanced graphics processor unit, or GPU, reduces the training time of so-called large languages models, such as ChatGPT.

Open-source software is a rich source of training for AI code generators. OpenAI’s Codex, which is partly trained on open-source code, provides software developers with prompts and suggestions for the next lines of code they should write.

GitHub, a Microsoft developer service that uses Codex, claimed the platform has halved time to create new codes. This is a major leap in efficiency following a decade’s worth of largely unsuccessful efforts to boost productivity.

Huang announced a new AI platform, the DGX GH200, to help tech companies build generative AI models similar to OpenAI ChatGPT.

Meta, Microsoft Cloud and Google Cloud will be among the first clients to have access to the supercomputer.

Huang, a Taiwanese-born developer and game designer, unveiled a powerful GPU designed for gaming as well as an AI platform that allows developers to design games with online avatars which mimic player behaviour.

“This is the future for video games.” “AI will not only contribute to rendering and synthesis, but also animate characters,” said he.

Nvidia announced an agreement with Japan’s SoftBank, to provide its super chip in data centres operated by the tech group. The goal is to increase the reliance of data centre operators on Nvidia’s products.

Nvidia has been targeted by US export controls for its success in developing AI-powered products.

Washington has banned the shipment of the A100 chip, the predecessor to H100, to China since October last year as part of its trade restrictions against specific blacklisted firms.

reported that Chinese AI companies subject to sanctions continued to access A100 chip through third-party servers, underscoring how difficult it is for the government and other stakeholders in the industry to curtail trade.

Huang was born in Tainan, a southern Taiwanese town. He moved to the US in 1993 and co-founded Nvidia after working at Advanced Micro Devices as a designer of microprocessors.