The first keynote speaker for CES 2017 has been announced, and it’s none other than the CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang. This time around, the ‘green’ graphics company will have lots to talk about and hopefully have a few announcements regarding new products as well. Last year, Nvidia took the stage at CES 2016 to announce the Drive PX 2, a supercomputer made for self-driving cars.
In CES 2017, Nvidia is looking to not only address the market for autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence, but also in areas where most of us can relate to: virtual reality, and of course, gaming. Not much is said about what Jen-Hsun Huang will unveil during CES 2017, but based on the press release from Nvidia, it could probably be something rather exciting.
That said, the possibilities of Nvidia unveiling a brand new GPU architecture (Volta) is rather slim, so don’t get your hopes up on that. But curiosity remains nonetheless regarding what’ll be announced for virtual reality and gaming. Judging by the teaser video released by Nvidia just a few moments ago, virtual reality seem to have something to do with content rather than hardware, as well as VR innovations in niche areas like medicine. Gaming, on the other hand, could probably mean a major update to the Nvidia Shield.
Nvidia’s CES 2017 keynote will take place on the 4th of January next year. As always, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the announcements that will be made by Nvidia on the day itself, so stay tuned.