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"250 Servers in a box." That's how Nvidia describes the DGX-1 -- the world's first commercially available supercomputer specifically built for deep learning. Packing in eight Tesla P100 GPUs that are capable of delivering up to 170 teraflops at peak performance, it is hands-down the most powerful system Nvidia has ever brought to market. We took some snapshots of this AI behemoth on the GTC showroom floor. Feast yer eyes!

The current fleet of autonomous car prototypes aren't terribly far removed from their manual counterparts -- visually, the only significant difference is the mechanical brain stuffed inside their boots. All this is set to change in the years ahead, however. As Nvidia's senior director of automotive research Danny Shapiro explains, everything from the materials used to the way cars are upgraded will be completely different. In short, your car will behave like a very expensive smart phone.

Watson Nao is a self-learning "concierge robot" powered by IBM's question-answering computer system of the same name. During Nvidia's GTU technology conference, we were shown a demo of Nao in action from IBM Watson's chief technology officer Rob High. According to Hugh, one of the keys to endearing artificially intelligent robots to humans will be their ability to sing and dance authentically. We'll let you be the judge...

During its GTC 2016 keynote address, Nvidia unveiled a new Formula E event dubbed Roborace. As its name implies, this new racing class will feature fully autonomous cars powered by Drive PX 2 supercomputers. If that's not crazy enough, the first race is expected to kick off this season. Blimey.

Attention graphics card fanatics: at approximately 2AM AEST, Nvidia will be kicking off its keynote address for GTC 2016 -- one of the premiere events for GPU developers. This year, the focus is on artificial intelligence, virtual reality and self driving cars along with some big hardware announcements that we're not allowed to talk about (yet). Once again, Gizmodo will be blogging from the event live. Get your cat naps in and we'll see you at 2am sharp!