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AI means everyone can now be a programmer, Nvidia chief Jensen Huang says
The End of "Digital Divide"
With advancements in artificial intelligence, people no longer need to be tech-savvy coders to be able to program computers, according to Jensen Huang, CEO of chipmaker Nvidia.
Speaking at the Computex conference in Taiwan, Huang argued that artificial intelligence has lowered the barrier for people to interact with and program computers.
"The programming barrier is incredibly low. We've closed the digital divide. Everyone is a programmer now - you just have to say something to the computer," he said.
Huang cited Nvidia's AI chips that power applications like ChatGPT, where users can simply speak natural language queries to get responses from AI. He demonstrated how, with a few words of instruction, AI can already do complex tasks like composing short pop songs and generating targeted digital ads.
Huang's Nvidia has become the world's most valuable chipmaker benefiting from the boom in artificial intelligence demand. The company recently forecast revenue 50% above Wall Street estimates thanks to strong sales of its AI chips used in applications across industries.
However, there are supply constraints as demand far exceeds supply for Nvidia's chips, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk who said Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) "are much harder to obtain than drugs."
Still, Huang believes AI is now ushering a new computing era where "every single industry" is being transformed. As he put it: "There is no doubt that we are in a new computing era."