Can Machine Learning Help Write a Hit Musical?

News, Big Data & Data Mining, Cloud, Higher Education / Academia, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 14 2016

Computers can drive, create recipes, even compose rap songs. London audiences will soon find out whether they can write a hit musical, too. The new show, “Beyond the Fence,” is the world’s first musical conceived and substantially crafted by computer. Opening next month in the West End, it’s an experiment to determine how technology affects

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Engaging the Voyage to Vulkan

Vulkan, GameWorks Expert Developer, GameWorks

Christoph Kubisch, posted Jan 14 2016

Vulkan is currently in its final stage of development and we want to share with you what makes it a great graphics API and what some of the differences to OpenGL are. NVIDIA believes strongly that Vulkan supplements OpenGL, and that both APIs have their own strengths.

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Pedestrian-Following Service Robots Made Possible with CUDA Acceleration

Research, Academic, Autonomous, C/C++, CUDA, GeForce, Robotics, Social Impact

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 13 2016

A team of researchers from Seoul National University built a pedestrian-following service robot to drive smart shopping carts and other autonomous helpers. The performance of their initial CPU-only implementation was “not acceptable for a real-time system” so they now use a GPU-accelerated CUDA implementation for a 13x performance boost. Mobile robots that track a person

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New GPU Computing Model for Artificial Intelligence

Features, News, Automotive, Deep Learning, Image Processing, Life Sciences, Natural Language Processing, Robotics

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 12 2016

Yann LeCun, Director of Facebook AI Research, invited NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to speak at “The Future of AI” symposium at NYU, where industry leaders discussed the state of AI and its continued advancement. Jen-Hsun published a blog on his talk that coverstopics such as how deep learning is a new software model that needs

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Identifying Endangered Whales with Deep Neural Networks

Research, Cloud, cuDNN, Data Science, Deep Learning, GeForce, Image Processing, Python, Social Impact

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Jan 11 2016

With less than 500 North Atlantic right whales left in the world’s oceans, knowing the health and status of each whale is integral to the efforts of researchers working to protect the species from extinction. The current process is quite time-consuming and laborious. It starts with photographing right whales during aerial surveys, selecting and importing the photos into a

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