Over 5,000 Indian Developers in 6 Cities Acquire Deep Learning Skills, Prepare for AI Era at NVIDIA Developer Connect 2017
NVIDIA completed its first edition of Developer Connect 2017 in Bangalore. The six-city developer roadshow witnessed over 5,000 attendees who experienced some of the highest quality workshops and demonstrations of AI and deep learning tools, designed to meet the challenges big data presents. Attendees got a closer look at NVIDIA’s DGX systems, as well as the opportunity to learn more about its new Volta architecture. Both the DGX-1 and DGX Station were on display to demonstrate the full power of these AI supercomputers.
The concluding segment witnessed prominent speakers from organizations such as Ola, Cognitive Computing, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs, Shell India, Sony India and Aditya Imaging Information Technologies provide their views.
The module for the two-day program held across six-cities, included:
· Day 1: Deep Learning Institute (DLI) hands-on training workshops for developers on the latest techniques for designing, training and deploying neural networks across a variety of application domains through self-paced online labs and instructor-led workshops.
· Day 2: The Developer Connect brought together the local ecosystem of AI developers, data scientists, researchers and academia to look at AI trends, technology, use cases and India’s role and opportunities in what many are calling the fourth Industrial Revolution.
“The Artificial Intelligence revolution is here and developers who understand AI and its application in commercial applications are in demand today,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, NVIDIA – South Asia. “The first edition of Developer Connect 2017 demonstrated the passion and desire for learning within our community of highly qualified developers and it is our responsibility at NVIDIA to equip our Indian tech talent to take a leading role in the AI revolution and we stay committed to this task.” Dhupar added.
Deep Learning Institute (DLI) – which NVIDIA formed last year is aimed at providing hands-on and online training worldwide in AI and is already working with more than 20 partners, including Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft and Udacity. To help teach students practical AI techniques to improve their job skills and prepare them to take on difficult computing challenges, the new NVIDIA University Ambassador Program prepares college instructors to teach DLI courses to their students at no cost. NVIDIA is already working with professors at several universities, including Arizona State, Harvard, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and UCLA.
NVIDIA plans to double its reach next year, by reaching out to tier-2 and tier-3 regions, considering the world is unquestionably changing in rapid and dramatic ways, and the demand for DL engineers will increase exponentially.