Mi ZhangFIVE YEARS AGO, Nvidia was best known as a maker of chips to power video game graphics in PCs. Then researchers found its graphics chips were also good at powering deep learning, the software technique behind recent enthusiasm for artificial intelligence.

Mi Zhang, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, calls open sourcing the DLA design a “very smart move.”Devices beyond cars and robots have much to gain from new forms of AI chip", Zhang tells Wired:  https://www.wired.com/story/to-compete-with-new-rivals-chipmaker-nvidia-shares-its-secrets