During a speech by NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang at Berkeley Haas University, the CEO of the GPU giant said that ChatGPT is the iPhone moment of AI.
NVIDIA CEO Says ChatGPT Is The iPhone Moment of AI, The Greatest Thing Ever Done For Computing
ChatGPT is a big deal right now and ever since it launched, the AI tool has been gaining popularity and traction across the globe. NVIDIA is at the forefront of AI technology and offers a great suite of hardware and software in the AI segment. There’s a reason they are known as the AI market leader in the industry.
NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, had a lot to say about ChatGPT when asked about it by a student at Berkeley Haas University in Berkeley, California. Jensen stated that within a short period of time, the tool developed by OpenAI has garnered a lot of interest and applications and this is just the start of much greater things. He even called ChatGPT the “iPhone moment” of AI and said that ChatGPT has essentially democratized computing, saying it is the greatest thing to ever happen for AI and the computing industry.
The full speech of NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, can be seen in the following video:
Following is the Q/A session speech from NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, discussing ChatGPT and its future implications:
First of all, ChatGPT is a very very big deal. Just think about it, in just a few days it has reached tens of millions of people. I think it’s more than 5, probably less than 30 and the amazing thing is this, everyone is using it for different reasons and everyone finds it delightful. That’s it miracle
When was the last time we saw a piece of technology that is so versatile that it can solve problems and surprise people in so many ways so often? It can write a poem of course, it could fill out a spreadsheet, it can write a SQL query and do a SQL query, it can write python code, it can write verilog and so you know you can’t do it today but of course, it will be able to do it someday.
So the fact that you have this tool that can do all these different things is really surprising a lot of people around the world. Now for a lot of people who have been working on this, we have been waiting for this moment. This is the iPhone moment of artificial intelligence. This is the time when all those ideas within mobile computing and all that, it all came together in a product that everyone just kinda, I see it.
I can now use it as an API and connect to a spreadsheet, I connect it to PowerPoint, I connect it to a Drawing program, I connect it to a Photo AI program, it will make everything better. So we now know that this is going to be a monumental impact on technology. And now the question is, how quickly will the technology diffuse? I think in the last 60 days, it kinda tells us something that the rate of technology diffusion can be quite high. For example, since ChatGPT came out probably some 500 startups have already happened, and not only that, in about 2 weeks’ time they could make applications that are really delightful and useful.
For the last 40 years, we have made computers harder and harder for people to program and that’s why the technology divide has been so large and the technology divide is getting larger and larger except till 1 day, all of a sudden, everyone can program a computer. You just have to prompt this thing to write a program for you, do something for you, automate something for you.
What OpenAI has done what the team over there has done, genuinely, one of the greatest thing that has ever been done for computing. We have democratized comptuing in a very very large way. and so I am very excited about that.
NVIDIA CEO – Jensen Huang
Recently, analysts and industry insiders have stated that the success of ChatGPT can benefit NVIDIA a lot. OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, are already using around 25,000 NVIDIA GPUs to power its current server needs and with the demand increasing and more competing solutions coming up, it looks like NVIDIA’s GPUs which are known to offer the best AI capabilities, can definitely become a popular choice which is also why the industry predicts that NVIDIA can see the demand to outstrip the overall supply in the next coming quarters.
It remains to be seen how NVIDIA responds to this huge demand from the AI segment with AI tools such as ChatGPT and many others popping up every week or so now. The GPU giant is expected to announce its earnings for Q4 FY23 on the 22nd of February, 2023.