Saturday, May 04, 2024

NVIDIA: 1000000x computing in 10 years

The cost of computing has reduced a million times in ten years!
In the next ten years computing power will increase another million times!

The future: "generative content" based on knowledge / meaning, instead of "static content" 
AI: finding "meaning of genes", "meaning of biology"

Advantage: low expectations; people with high expectations have low resilience 
Making progress requires "pain and suffering"

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Leaves Everyone SPEECHLESS (Supercut) - YouTube

"Highlights of #nvidia ( #nvda stock ) Founder and CEO Jensen Huang speaking at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Highlights include why Nvidia dominated generative AI after #openai released #chatgpt , why they still have no serious competition, the story behind Jensen Huang's leather jacket, and much more."

TCO: total cost of ownership (an estimate of all the direct and indirect costs
involved in 
acquiring and operating a product or system over its lifetime).

NVIDIA TCO is so good that even if competition was free it would not be cheap enough to switch

Timestamps for this Nvidia & Stanford supercut: 00:00 NVIDIA AI Chips Now And In 2029 05:46 Why NVIDIA Has No Real Competition 08:06 Why NVIDIA Will Keep Dominating AI 11:28 Pain & Suffering - Advice for Entrepreneurs 13:09 The Truth Behind Jensen's Leather Jacket

HEIC vs JPEG photo file format

HEIC files: How to create, edit and open them | Adobe

HEIC stands for High Efficiency Image Container. The format is an updated variant of the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), traditionally used by Apple across its mobile devices.

Apple uses HEIC for HEIF images. HEIF essentially saves images in higher quality than JPEG while also using less space thanks to advanced compressive technology. This space-saving file format uses High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to compress and store images on device drives — taking up half the space of other image file formats, like JPEGs.

Each HEIC file uses the .heic or .heics extension, depending on the number of images inside. The file also contains the relevant metadata describing each image’s size, resolution, location, and more.

The requirements and main use cases of HEIF were defined in 2013.[4][5] The technical development of the specification took about one and a half years and was finalized in the middle of 2015.[6]

Apple was the first major adopter of the format in 2017 with the introduction of iOS 11 using HEIC variant. While HEIC became the standard for iPhones, it remains possible to revert the settings to allow photos to be recorded in the more recognizable JPEG format.[7]

heic - npm search (javascript modules/libs)

(not for node.js!)