Kim Hart Jun 12
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Nvidia's shift from gaming to self-driving cars

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Nvidia has been best known for building chips powerful enough for 3-D graphics and serious gaming, which still accounts for about half of the company's business. One of the newest (and fastest growing) focus areas for the Silicon Valley chipmaker is powering the artificial intelligence needed for self-driving cars.

We caught up with Danny Shapiro, senior director of Automotive at Nvidia, before the company talks to the Senate Commerce Committee this week about getting automated vehicles on the roads faster.

Here are a few excerpts from our conversation: