Nvidia Targets ‘Deep Learning’ As ‘Big Deal,’ Says CEO At GPU Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As Nvidia (NVDA) CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stood gazing at the Martian surface — a virtual reality simulation, of course — he talked about a future for the company that investors should look forward to. Or so he says. At the company’s annual GPU Technology Conference, which started here Tuesday, Huang in the opening keynote address told attendees that Nvidia’s focus will be even more centered around its core GPU (graphics processing unit) technology. GPUs provide graphics on computers, in video games and in various other applications. Nvidia competes mostly with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in this field, but No. 1 chipmaker Intel (INTC) is among other rivals. Huang said the company’s key markets will be virtual reality, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence, including chips for drones and deep…


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