GTC Doubleheader: AI, Robotics Events Draws 300 Teen Technologists

Deep Learning, Embedded Computing, Education, GTC 2017, Jetson, NVIDIA Foundation

Lan Malin, posted May 17 2017

Hundreds of Ph.D.s prowled the hallways of the eighth annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose last week to catch up on the latest developments in AI. Also in attendance were hundreds of teens, getting their first taste of what AI can offer. Some 200 students, from half a dozen local middle and high schools, […]

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Create a 3D Caricature in Minutes with Deep Learning

Features, Research, Computer Graphics & Visualization, CUDA, cuDNN, GeForce, Higher Education / Academia, Image Recognition, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Media & Entertainment

Nadeem Mohammad, posted May 15 2017

Researchers from The University of Hong Kong developed a deep learning-based sketching system that lets users easily create a 3D face in minutes. The low-cost interactive face modeling system allows the user to draw freehand imprecise 2D lines and then with the help of deep learning, they’re able to further manipulate the expressions of the

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Whose Sign Is It Anyway? AI Translates Sign Language Into Text

Deep Learning, Education, GTC 2017, Jetson

Lan Malin, posted May 11 2017

Deaf people can’t hear. Most hearing people don’t understand sign language. That’s a communication gap AI can help bridge, Syed Tousif Ahmed, a research assistant at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Everyday Technology Lab, explained at the GPU Technology Conference this week. Ahmed and his colleagues are using computer vision, machine learning and embedded […]

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Want Drones to Fly Right? Make Them Hallucinate, MIT Prof Says

Embedded Computing, Jetson

Lan Malin, posted May 11 2017

How do you teach a drone to fly better? Make it hallucinate. Okay. So how do you make a drone hallucinate? With VR, of course. Still with us? Good. Let’s explain. MIT’s Sertac Karaman has been building drones and teaching them to fly autonomously for awhile now. As associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, and […]

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CUDA 9 Features Revealed: Volta, Cooperative Groups and More

Features, Cooperative Groups, CUBLAS, CUDA, CUDA 9, Deep Learning, Libraries, Tensor Cores

Nadeem Mohammad, posted May 11 2017

Today at the GPU Technology Conference NVIDIA announced CUDA 9, the latest version of CUDA’s powerful parallel computing platform and programming model. In this post I’ll provide an overview of the awesome new features of CUDA 9. Support for the Volta GPU architecture, including the new Tesla V100 accelerator; Cooperative Groups, a new programming model […]

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