Nvidia CEO claims AI makes anyone a programmer and closes digital divide

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang spoke at the Computex conference in Taipei, stating that the proliferation of new and powerful AI tools means anyone can be a programmer. The “digital divide” has been bridged as the ability to write code by simply issuing a few commands to an AI system has lowered the programming barrier significantly. Huang announced several new AI-related products and partnerships, including a platform with advertising giant WPP to help create computer-generated ads. Nvidia's market capitalization has surged to almost $1 trillion this year as businesses across industries have embraced AI tools. Nvidia's processors power buzzy AI efforts like OpenAI's ChatGPT, which helped kick off the current AI frenzy when it launched publicly in late 2022. AI has ushered in a revolution in computing, Huang said at the event, "Every single computing era you could do different things that weren't possible before, and artificial intelligence certainly qualifies." However, ChatGPT and similar generative-AI programs have sparked fears about which types of jobs may be forever changed as the new tech takes hold. Some studies have indicated that computer programming is particularly at risk, since AI tools can boost productivity and handle some grunt work.


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