At the recent NVIDIA GTC 2024 conference, a milestone for AI technology aficionados and innovators, Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, along with several experts, delved into future trends in artificial intelligence, Blockchain and open web innovation. This conference was not just a technical event; it was a platform to glimpse the future of technology and its intersection with blockchain.

Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol (NEAR), was one of the prominent figures at the event. Her presence stood out, being the only representative from the blockchain industry to share her perspectives on how artificial intelligence models are evolving and the growing importance of blockchain and token economies in this scenario.

The “Transforming AI” panel, led by Huang, featured enriching discussions, including participation from all but one of the co-authors of the influential “Attention is All You Need” research paper, which introduced the Transformer architecture, paving the way for significant advances in natural language processing.

During the session, the practical applications of blockchain technology were explored, with Polosukhin discussing the concept of programmable money and its impact on the present and future of digital economies. The discussions addressed the challenges and opportunities that arise with the convergence of artificial intelligence and blockchain, shedding light on how these technologies can foster a more decentralized and efficient open network.

In a notable moment at the event, the NEAR Protocol team released a statement from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang praising NEAR Protocol as “really cool.” This endorsement not only underlines the importance of NEAR in the blockchain ecosystem, but also highlights the growing intersection between AI and blockchain as a fertile field for disruptive innovations.

At the time of publication, the price of NEAR was quoted at US$7.50, up 7% in the last 24 hours.


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