Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has revealed his company’s big plans for the metaverse. Huang spoke at VentureBeat’s GamesBeat roundtable about his company’s vision for the metaverse.
Nvidia is one of the biggest tech companies to enter the metaverse.
The company’s graphics processing unit (GPU), Omniverse, recently launched worldwide, offering creators a platform to create metaverse products.
Nvidia has taken a different approach to the metaverse by choosing to focus on building and automating the industrial metaverse.
The industrial metaverse is an immersive 3D virtual space that leverages Nvidia’s Omniverse, AI-based automation software and VR/AR devices to connect the physical world to the virtual universe.
This segment of the metaverse allows users to work on projects remotely from the site and collaborate with colleagues on-site seamlessly.
It has also been adopted in training programs for military units, including the U.S. Army.
Huang described the metaverse as a “3D extension of the Internet.” Speaking to GamesBeat, he said:
“A lot of people think that – when you say “metaverse,” they imagine putting on a VR headset, but obviously it’s not just that.”
The Nvidia CEO stressed that while it is possible to experience the metaverse in 3D, it can also be done in 2D. Generally, it is not necessary to be immersed in a metaverse experience in order to interact with it.
“One of my favorite ways to enjoy the metaverse is a bunch of robots in the metaverse doing jobs and communicating with robots that are out in the physical world,” he added.
According to Huang, “the physical world and the metaverse can be connected in many different ways. They don’t just have to be human. It can be machine-to-machine.”
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In September, the company collaborated with the University of Houston, the AI Innovation Consortium and TechnipFMC to create commercially relevant use cases and acceleration tools for the industrial metaverse.
In June, Nvidia also announced a partnership with German automation company Siemens to accelerate automation for the industrial metaverse.
The two companies are working together to integrate Siemens’ Xcelerator digital enterprise platform with Nvidia’s Omniverse, which will enable companies to create and use digital twins in the metaverse.
Earlier this year, the U.S. tech giant revamped its Omniverse platform with new authoring tools and features after making it free for individual users.
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