Nvidia: The A.I. Race Is on to Maker Super Cars

By Tiernan Ray Monday evening, graphics pioneers Nvidia (NVDA) held their press conference for the Consumer Electronics Show at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas, getting a jump on the main press day, Tuesday, as the company traditionally does. Chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang appeared onstage and immediately launches into a discussion of cars. The company had a year ago at the show unveiled a self-driving car computer, he said. He reminds the audience that “hand coding” would not suffice, and that “deep learning” would have to take over, assisted by real-time computation. That’s super-computing technology, he says. “Several thousand man years of effort have gone into andvancing the state of self-driving cars this last year.” Hence, the new “PX2,” with a new set of instructions tuned for deep learning,…


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