NVIDIA has now officially entered the world of Metaverse with all its units. The company announced a wide variety of Metaverse projects they are working on. Nvidia made some serious announcements at this year’s SIGGRAPH, an annual conference for computer graphics. The graphic descriptor company announced that they will focus on a number of new Metaverse initiatives. The announcement comes just after Meta announced that it will use 16,000 new Nvidia GPUs to power the Metaverse economy.
NVIDIA Expands Metaverse Initiatives!
Nvidia is mainly known for its GPUs. But one of the company’s new Metaverse announcements concerns neural graphics SDKs. The company is working on ‘neural graphs’ powered by artificial intelligence . The field of neural graphics is brand new and is the intersection of artificial intelligence and computer graphics. Also, after studies are completed, neural graphics will be used to create and simulate a realistic 3D world inside a computer. Developers will be able to access this functionality through different SDKs, including the newly released NeuralVDB.
Another tool mentioned at the conference is the Omniverse ACE. Omniverse ACE stands for Avatar Cloud Engine. It is a set of cloud-based services and AI models to be used to create realistic 3D avatars. This is an important improvement because Metaverse needs realistic avatars that users can define in order to be successful. ACE combines several advanced AI technologies that allow developers to create digital assistants that can pass the turing test. In addition, the technology is built on the Unified Compute Framework. The development is not yet publicly available. However, Nvidia has announced that it plans to launch it later this year. In addition, Nvidia has also released a new version of Omniverse.
The platform will provide talented developers with a full set of tools for building Metaverse -enabled applications from the ground up. It even comes with an engine that allows developers to run fully rendered virtual worlds. Initially, mass adoption of the platform is not expected. But as Metaverse gains more recognition, an increase in the number of people using it is expected.
Rev Lebaredian, vice president of Omniverse and Simulation technology, made a statement. In his statement, he said ‘the technologies will go down in history with the SIGGRAPH conference’. Rey recently announced that 2022 could be the biggest year for computer graphics since 1993, when the groundbreaking Jurassic Park came out. The most important detail about all these announcements is that Nvidia shows how seriously it takes Metaverse. This is not a small or a side project. It is a full-fledged enterprise for which the company devotes a lot of time and resources.
Nvidia’s announcements at SIGGRAPH show that Metaverse is starting to get the attention it deserves from some of the biggest names in the tech industry. With Nvidia fully committed to the Metaverse, it’s only a matter of time before other companies do the same. This initiative will attract other large global companies to the market. As the developing Metaverses emerge over time, the next step is likely to come from another company.