TIME Magazine Calls NVIDIA Omniverse One of Year’s 100 Best Inventions

NVIDIA Omniverse, a simulation and design collaboration platform for 3D virtual worlds, is already being evaluated by 700+ companies and 70,000 individuals.

TIME magazine today named NVIDIA Omniverse one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021, saying the project is “making it easier to create ultra-realistic virtual spaces for…real-world purposes.”

Omniverse — a scalable, multi-GPU, real-time reference development platform for 3D simulation and design collaboration — is being evaluated by more than 700 companies and 70,000 individuals to create virtual worlds and unite teams, their assets, and creative applications in one streamlined interface. 

“Virtual worlds are for more than just gaming—they’re useful for planning infrastructure like roads and buildings, and they can also be used to test autonomous vehicles,” TIME wrote in the story, which hits the newsstands Nov. 22. “The platform combines the real-time ray-tracing technology of the brand’s latest graphics processing units with an array of open-source tools for collaborating live in photorealistic 3-D worlds.”

The list of 100 inventions, which TIME describes as “groundbreaking,” is based on multiple factors including originality, creativity, efficacy, ambition and impact. These projects, says TIME, are changing how we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.

In this week’s GTC keynote, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the general availability of NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, and showed how companies like Ericsson, BMW and Lockheed Martin are using the platform to create digital twins to simulate 5G networks, build a robotic factory and prevent wildfires. 

He also revealed a host of new features for Omniverse, and powerful new capabilities including Omniverse Avatar for interactive conversational AI assistants and Omniverse Replicator, a powerful synthetic data generation engine for training autonomous vehicles and robots.

At the inaugural NVIDIA Omniverse Developer Day at GTC, developers were introduced to a new way to build, license, and distribute native applications, extensions, connectors, and microservices for the platform — opening new paths to market for millions of developers. To get started with NVIDIA Omniverse, download the free open beta for individuals, or explore Omniverse Enterprise. Omniverse users have access to a wide range of technical resources, tutorials and more with the NVIDIA Developer Program.

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