Nvidia orchestrates first AI-focused regional conference in SG

Graphics card maker Nvidia has set its first AI-focused regional conference in Singapore this October 2017, emphasizing on the new computing model using graphics processing unit (GPU) deep learning.

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The program starts with a Deep Learning Institute (DLI) workshop on day one, followed by a full-day of keynote addresses by renowned speakers, panel discussion and three tracks on smart cities, industry and research and development on the next day.

It is aimed at data scientists and senior decision makers in the field of AI in both public and private sectors.

“Singapore is aiming to be the world’s first smart nation and AI is playing a critical role. NVIDIA is well-positioned to help drive the government’s Smart Nation initiative with the development of solutions based on AI. Our GPUs are making headlines across the world by enabling many breakthroughs in various industries using deep learning,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of APAC sales and marketing, NVIDIA.

At the Singapore DLI workshops, participants will receive valuable hands-on training on deep learning for scene description generation and healthcare.

The keynote speakers include Dr. David B. Kirk, who led the development of graphics technology for today’s most popular consumer entertainment platforms, and Dr. Wanli Min, the chief AI scientist of Alibaba Group.

Participants can choose from three thematic tracks to learn from experts in AI as well as hear how early-stage companies and startups create innovations:

  • AI for Smart Cities: AI technology helps to improve urban life and tackle challenges such as congestion, overcrowding, population aging, and pollution. It enables powerful intelligent video analytics that can turn pixels into public safety and smart city solutions.
  • AI for Industry: AI is used in many industries. Hear how AI is used in finance, healthcare, retail and other industries. Discover how companies are leveraging GPUs to process, analyse, visualise, and unleash the power of AI to transform their digital business into an AI enterprise.
  • AI for Research: AI is empowering cutting edge research with exciting and promising advancements in the deep learning space.

The two-day event will be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 23 to 24, 2017.

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