interview on The Guardian
talks tech with Michael Kagan, the chief
technology officer at NVIDIA. The headline quote from the story is Kagan's
assertion that cryptocurrencies do not "bring anything useful for society," despite how
crypto-driven demand for NVIDIA GPUs has done wonders for the company's bottom
line for years. In contrast, he speaks positively about ChatGPT, saying AI
is actually useful:
The first version ChatGPT was trained
on a supercomputer made up of about 10,000 Nvidia graphics cards.
“All this crypto stuff, it needed parallel processing, and [Nvidia] is the best,
so people just programmed it to use for this purpose. They bought a lot of
stuff, and then eventually it collapsed, because it doesn’t bring anything
useful for society. AI does,” Kagan told the Guardian.
“With ChatGPT, everybody can now create his own machine, his own programme: you
just tell it what to do, and it will. And if it doesn’t work the way you want it
to, you tell it ‘I want something different’.”