In case you haven't heard, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) , the leader in the graphics processing unit (GPU) chip industry, has been experiencing staggering growth , with impressive increases across a variety of metrics . The company became the stock market darling of 2016 as its stock price tripled, and investors must be wondering whether its performance can continue. NVIDIA thinks it can. The reason? The artificial intelligence (AI) market. Image source: Getty Images.