Nvidia CEO Predicts AI Competition with Humans within 5 Years


Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang expresses confidence in AI keeping up with human intelligence within 5 years as the company thrives in the booming demand for high-powered GPUs.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s Remarks at The New York Times’ annual DealBook Summit

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang expressed his belief that artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing and will soon be able to compete fairly with human intelligence. He predicted that within the next five years, AIs will be capable of achieving tests in a manner that is comparable to human intelligence. This statement was made during The New York Times’ annual DealBook Summit.

Nvidia’s Business Performance and Role in AI Advancement

Nvidia’s revenue in the fiscal third quarter has tripled, with a surged demand for high-powered graphics processing units (GPUs) required for training AI models and handling heavy workloads across various industries. The company’s GPUs are essential in fields such as automotive, architecture, electronics, engineering, and scientific research, as well as for OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Nvidia’s Contribution to AI Supercomputing and OpenAI

During the interview, Huang recalled delivering the world’s first AI supercomputer to OpenAI, a project co-founded by Elon Musk. This delivery followed after Musk’s interest was piqued during a conference where Huang introduced the device. Huang also expressed hope for the stability of OpenAI amidst recent upheavals and emphasized the importance of corporate governance based on Nvidia’s own experiences.

Future of AI Competition and Tools

Huang predicted that intensifying competition in the AI domain will lead to the emergence of off-the-shelf AI tools which will be customized by companies in various sectors to meet their specific requirements. These tools will span diverse areas such as chip design, software development, drug discovery, and radiology. Furthermore, he highlighted the ongoing efforts across the tech industry to enhance machine learning capabilities, particularly in multistep reasoning.

Tech Industry’s Progress and Challenges in Achieving AGI

Huang noted that while machine learning has made significant advancements in areas like recognition and perception, it still faces obstacles in executing multistep reasoning, a critical focus for both companies and researchers. However, he reiterated the rapid pace at which technology is evolving, emphasizing that current models and intelligence are closely linked but not identical.