You might have missed the news – whatever you are, Generative AI allows you to be a programmer right now. At his first public keynote since the pandemic, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said anyone can be a programmer, just by speaking to the computer, and the desired functions will come forth.
At the Computex forum in Taiwan on Monday, Huang introduced a new AI supercomputer platform called DGX GH200, aimed at building generative AI models.
“This computer doesn’t care how you program it, it will try to understand what you mean, because it has this incredible large language model capability. And so the programming barrier is incredibly low,” Huang pointed out.
“We have closed the digital divide. Everyone is a programmer. Now, you just have to say something to the computer.”Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang
Nvidia says that generative AI is the “most important computing platform of our generation” as individuals and companies move to create new apps and leverage on generative AI in the process.
Creative professionals will be able to create images with a simple text prompt, while programmers can accelerate application development and debugging efforts, the company said. Even architects can generate 3D models from 2D floor plans.
“Every single computing era, you could do different things that weren’t possible before,” Huang said, adding that “artificial intelligence certainly qualifies.”
He explained that this computing era is “special in several ways”.
The CEO said generative AI is able to understand information other than just text and numbers. It “can now understand multimodality, which is the reason this computing revolution can impact every industry,” he added.
Unlike traditional models of computer application development, which require new applications and new hardware to accommodate advances like AI, Huang said generative AI will not only be able to impact new applications, but enhance old ones.
“Every application that exists will be better because of AI… It can succeed with old applications. And it’s going to have new applications. The rate of progress, because it’s so easy to use, is the reason why it’s growing so fast.”