I asked Jensen Huang the CEO of Nvidia if Automous Vehicles need to have self-aware networks.

I wanted whether it will be necessary for Self Driving Cars to become Self-Aware Networks with a Self-Concept, and I wanted to know about combining the Drive Sim & Constellation System with the Clara the new Medical Imagining Super Computing Platform to make it easier for researchers to establish next generation neural correlations for example. Listen to his reply with the audio clip at the end (My Q&A with Jensen Huang is at the bottom)

The two images illustrate how one tiny DGX-2, that weights only 350lbs, and uses only 10kW replaces an entire row of servers. 1/8 the Cost, 1/60 the Space and an 18th of the Power.
Click on the photos to learn see larger versions with easier to read details.

In addition technology that had previously only been featured in the movie Black Panther was realized in real life in this keynote:

During the keynote Jensen Huang demonstrated technology that was straight out of Black Panther
Here is a great song from the movie Black Panther to help set the tone for this piece.
Here is a clip from the exploding scene in the movie Inception which reminds me that I got to try Nvidia’s Holodeck with an HTC Vive Pro and I got to expand the car into its component parts and back again many times. It was amazing.

So after the keynote in the Press Room I asked the CEO Jensen Huang the following. Included is an audio recording of my questions and his response.

I have three really easy questions one.

  1. I noticed that you have a feedback loop between the Drive Simulation and Pegasys the Driving Computer, and I think the brain is a feedback loop so, could it be important to feed the self driving car information about itself so it gets a self concept? Does it currently have a self concept? When does it become a self-aware network?
  2. Can we combine the Clara Medical Imagine Super Computer with the Data from the Drive Simulation so we can establish next generation neural correlation between the medical imagery and the world that the car sees
  3. Why aren’t cryptocurrency miners using DGX systems and if we market the DGX to cryptocurrency miners won’t they leave our VR Graphics Cards alone?
Can we combine Clara — The Medical Imagining Supercomputer with the Constellation & Pegasys to establish among other things next generation neural correlation?

Here is a text summary paraphrasing Jensen Huang’s answer to my questions, you also listen to my questions and hear his response below that:

[Cryptocurrency mining doesn’t need as much of a system architecture as the DGX offers, an AI system, the streaming storage and processing, the system storage all of that is very very different from a cryptomining system.

The youtube link above is the audio capture of my exchange with Nvideo CEO Jensen Huang

Conclusion: The result was that I came away thinking of Nvidia’s Self Driving Car not as a single robot, but as an entire team of awesome robots that will be working together to overcome the failings of any single artificial mind, and if AI fails, humans will be ready to step in, via Virtual Reality

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