Artificial Intelligence Helps Shoppers Checkout

News, CUDA, cuDNN, GeForce, Image Recognition, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Retail / Etail

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 31 2017

Two startups are applying deep learning to their applications to make it easier to checkout from grocery stores and company cafeterias. Silicon Valley-based Mashgin recently installed their automated self-checkout system in NVIDIA’s cafeteria. Customers simply place their lunch on the device, and five 3D cameras examine it from different angles to identify and price each

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Winners Announced From NVIDIA Inception Program Contest

Events, News, Business Intelligence & Analytics, CUDA, cuDNN, Defense, GeForce, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Image Recognition, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Media & Entertainment, Medical Imaging

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 27 2017

Late last year, the NVIDIA Inception Program hosted a “Cool Demo Contest” for GPU-accelerated startups that are applying deep learning to their innovations. A variety of companies from around the world submitted their demos, ranging from defense to healthcare applications. Below are highlights from three of the 14 winners who each won a Pascal TITAN

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Algorithm Identifies Skin Cancer as Accurately as a Dermatologist

Features, Research, CUDA, cuDNN, GeForce, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Higher Education / Academia, Image Recognition, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 25 2017

Stanford researchers developed a deep learning-based algorithm to visually diagnose potential cancer. “We realized it was feasible, not just to do something well, but as well as a human dermatologist,” said Sebastian Thrun, an adjunct professor in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “That’s when our thinking changed. That’s when we said, ‘Look, this is not

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AI Technology Helps Drones Sense and Avoid Obstacles

News, Cloud, Image Recognition, Jetson, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 25 2017

Irish Automation, a Vancouver-based startup, raised $1.5M to bring their technology to industrial-type drones. Using NVIDIA GPUs on the Amazon cloud to train their deep learning models and a Jetson TX1 onboard the UAV, Iris’ technology analyzes and draws insights from videos captured by the drone’s cameras in real-time. Its system has a detection range

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An Even Easier Introduction to CUDA

Features, Beginner, CUDA C++

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 25 2017

This post is a super simple introduction to CUDA, the popular parallel computing platform and programming model from NVIDIA. I wrote a previous “Easy Introduction” to CUDA in 2013 that has been very popular over the years. But CUDA programming has gotten easier, and GPUs have gotten much faster, so it’s time for an updated (and […]

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