Computex 2023 opens
President Tsai Ing-wen has attended the open ceremony of Computex 2023 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei.
Speaking at the event, Tsai stressed that Taiwan's high-tech industry plays a hugely important role in the global supply chain and said she believes that the island needs to be a leader in the fostering of growth in the global tech industry.
According to External Trade Development Council Chairman James Huang, some 30,000 buyers and professionals are expected to attend this year's event - which is bringing together 1,000 exhibiting companies from 26 countries. The theme of Computex 2023 is "Together We Create."
The Taipei Computer Association says the show will be focusing heavily on showcasing artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, while also highlighting green energy sustainability innovations and applications. Computex 2023 will be taking place until Friday, 2 June at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Ahead of the opening, on Monday, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivered a keynote speech on artificial intelligence in which he unveiled a range of new AI related products and services. The new products included a supercomputer armed with 256 Grace Hopper superchips.
Huang told the audience the computer is basically a giant GPU and can be used for highly demanding generative A-I training tasks and data analytics. While it is still under development, Huang says companies including Microsoft, Meta and Google will be among the first to take delivery of the new supercomputer when it is rolled out.
The Nvidia founder and CEO spoke to an audience of some 4,000 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei. He described accelerated computing and AI as the path forward - saying "they mark a reinvention of computing."