Nvidia's advanced graphics cards for playing video games and, increasingly, for performing artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But on Monday, CEO Jensen Huang announced a product aimed at the manufacturers' market, made up of students, hobbyists and DIYers, with a tiny computer at $ 99 optimized for machine learning and machine learning.
Nicknamed the Jetson Nano, the 3-inch-by-4-inch computer includes a Nvidia graphics processor and a standard processor based on ARM designs. The Jetson Nano, which requires little power to run on batteries, could be used to give a home-made robot the ability to visually analyze its surroundings and move or feed video analysis software to cameras home security video.
The computer uses the same software and designs this power A.I. Deepu Talla, vice president of Nvidia, said at the company's annual technology conference in San Jose, on supercomputers. "Bringing A.I. to the manufacturers movement opens up a whole new world of innovation, inspiring people to create the next big thing," he said.
Nvidia did not update any of its graphics cards during the conference. She has announced a series of other new products, such as the Nano Jetson, and new and expanded partnerships. For example, Amazon will begin offering its cloud server customers the ability to run their applications on Nvidia's new Tv Tensor Core graphics cards, in addition to other types of Nvidia cards already on offer.
Nvidia (NVDA) announced that it would immediately begin selling a fully operational version of the Jetson Nano "Development Kit" for $ 99. Companies wishing to integrate the computer into larger projects will be able to buy them wholesale for $ 129 as of June, Nvidia said.
In accordance with the call made to DIYers, the Jetson Nano development kit will be sold through several online retailers that appeal to this market. Seeed Studio, which sells Raspberry Pi computers at $ 40, and SparkFun Electronics, which sells its own electronic inventor kits, among others, will be wearing the Nano Jetson, Nvidia said.
"This is a powerful, fun and affordable platform that is a great way to teach deep learning and robotics to a wider audience," said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, a developer of computer software. drones, founder of DIY Drones and former editor-in-chief of wired magazine, said in a statement.