Nvidia may be best-known for video games, but its deal with Audi to provide the smarts for an autonomous vehicle in 2020 demonstrates that it's not just playing games in the artificial intelligence realm.
For Nvidia's part, the traditionally GPU-focused company has been working on autonomous vehicle systems for several years now and has rolled out development platforms and agreed partnerships with over 80 automakers and suppliers to realize its self-driving goals. Learning initially from a human driver, these systems can be trained to handle unpredictable situations like roadblocks, construction and changes in weather.
Audi's involvement in autonomous technology has been no secret, but up until now, the only clear deadline we had was the release of a Level 3 self-driving auto by the end of this year. In our mutual pursuit for safer roads, the partnership between Audi and NVIDIA will expand to deep learning and artificial intelligence to bring higher automation onto the road more quickly. It is scheduled to be in production from 2018.
The company also announced Nvidia Spot to further enhance the capabilities of Shield. NVDA, +2.33% in the race among auto makers and tech companies to bring a fully self-driving vehicle to market.
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Those who will avail of NVIDIA's GeForce Now for PC will not be loading a streaming app and then choosing from a list of games. The service's newest feature - which is slated to launch in March - will allow Mac and PC users to stream games from the cloud.
Nvidia is also offering early access membership for free for this service. "With GeForce Now, a new generation of gamers can now play the latest PC games with great performance and awesome quality". $25 will net you 20 hours of gameplay, and no other pricing structures have been announced just yet.