Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang signing fan's chest at tech expo causes controversy

By Minh Duc   June 9, 2024 | 01:58 am PT
Jensen Huang, President and CEO of California-based chip-making giant Nvidia, sparked controversy when he signed his name on the tight-fitting top of a female fan at the Taiwan tech expo.

In a video posted on Threads on Tuesday, Huang was surrounded by fans seeking his autograph at the Computex 2024 tech expo in Taipei.

Among the fans was a woman who presented her tight-fitting top for signing, prompting Huang to quip: "Is that a good idea?" with a smile, according to Business Insider. He then proceeded to sign her top.

Huang signed a womans top at a tech expo. Photo from carnage4lifes Threads

Huang signed a woman's top at a tech expo. Photo from carnage4life's Threads

The South China Morning Post reported that the woman shared the photos, saying, "Adrenaline rush today, my wish fulfilled! I shook hands with the ‘AI Godfather,’ and he also signed my phone case and clothes. Hoping for great fortune this year!"

Huang’s autograph sparked a frenzy on social media. "He should have refused the woman’s request. It is somewhat disrespectful," wrote one online observer on Douyin. However, another commented: "Huang is fulfilling a fan’s wish, I see no problem with it."

Computex 2024, held between June 4 and 7, stands out as a premier computer expo in Asia. It focuses on technological progress, delves into innovation, and engages in conversations about the future directions of information and communications technology.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Photo from Nvidias Instagram

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Photo from Nvidia's Instagram

Huang, 61, founded Nvidia in 1993 to produce graphics chips for 3D gaming. This remains the company's largest business segment.

Nvidia has expanded into various fields such as the metaverse and chips for cryptocurrency mining.

Nvidia's turning point came at the end of 2022, when OpenAI launched ChatGPT, creating a global artificial intelligence craze.

OpenAI developed generative AI technology based on Nvidia's graphics chips. The company now holds 80% of the global AI chip market share.

Huang’s net worth reached a new peak of $107 billion on Thursday before declining to $106 billion Friday, according to theBloomberg Billionaires Index.

His assets have risen by 141% this year, making him the 13th richest person in the world.

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