NVIDIA Shifting Its GPU Technology Conference Into an Online Event Over Coronavirus Concerns

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COVID-9 continues to wreck the plans of companies worldwide.

NVIDIA has revealed that its AI and Deep Learning conference, GTC, will no longer be held in San Jose from March 22 to 26. Instead, it’s being turned into an online event due to “growing concern over the coronavirus.”

“NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will still deliver a keynote address, which will be available exclusively by livestream,” reads a note on the official blog. “We’re working to schedule that and will share details once they’re available.”

Many of the conference’s other scheduled events should be available online. “We will be working with our conference speakers to begin publishing their talks online beginning in the weeks ahead,” NVIDIA explained.

An executive had claimed that the show was still on just a few days ago, but the risk of exposure has evidently outweighed the special on-site measures that were planned. These included electrostatic sprayers, an increased number of hand sanitizer stations, and pre-shift safety meetings.

“This decision to move the event online instead of at the San Jose Convention Center reflects our top priority: the health and safety of our employees, our partners and our customers,” said NVIDIA.

Green team is rumored to be unveiling its next-generation 7 nm “Ampere” GPUs at GTC 2020. Whether that’s true or not, we’ll be able enjoy the event from the comfort of our homes this year.

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

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