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14th Annual NVIDIA GTC The online event will host over 650 sessions, including 70 on Generative AI alone.
The online event will run from March 20th to March 23rd, with my own session on the industrial metaverse airing on the morning of March 22nd.
Greg Estes, Nvidia’s vice president of marketing, said in an interview that much of the event’s content on Nvidia’s technology ecosystem will focus on talks on generative AI, the metaverse, large-scale language models, robotics, cloud computing, and more. I was. register here For free.
AWS, Dell Technologies, Deloitte, Epic Games, Ford, GM, Google, HPE, Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle Cloud, Pixar, Samsung, Shell, Target, TSMC, US Space Force and VMware.
“With at least 250,000 people trying to sign up, we are very happy with the impact GTC is having in general,” said Estes. “It could actually be a lot higher than that. That’s his one measure of success. So it’s about speaker quality.”
The show will kick off with a keynote from Founder and CEO Jensen Huang, which will be streamed live on Tuesday, March 21 at 8:00 AM PT.
Perhaps the most interesting session Focus on OpenAI, the creators of the viral AI sensation ChatGPT.Illya SutskeverCo-founder and Chief Scientist of OpenAI.
Demis Hassabis, CEO and Founder of DeepMind, discusses DeepMind’s efforts to accelerate scientific discovery using AI. Also, Emad Mostaque, founder and CEO of Stability AI, discusses Stable Diffusion and how it has enabled the explosive growth of generative AI tools.
Adobe Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky joins Bryan Catanzaro, VP of Applied Research at NVIDIA, for a chat about how generative AI is transforming the creative process. Anima Anandkumar, Senior Director of Machine Learning Research, joins Nvidia and her Shell colleagues to discuss how Earth simulation and modeling can help develop climate change mitigation strategies.
Bill Dally, Nvidia’s Chief Scientist and SVP of Research, discusses recent highlights from Nvidia Research.
Members of Nvidia’s automotive and research teams discuss how generative AI is revolutionizing AV development.
“Nvidia has become an AI factory. Our customers use us as a foundry where they can train models, create their own workflows, do whatever they want,” said Estes. . “And in terms of starting from scratch with the real basics if needed, or can provide us with a fully realized solution. increase.”
Nvidia’s Bryan Catanzaro tries to demystify generative AI for a wider audience.
Pioneering AI artist Refik Anadol discusses the impact of AI on art with Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Nvidia Vice President Richard Kerris. A panel of experts will explain how AI and simulation advance robotics.
Multiple sessions on how to apply generative AI from content creation to graphics to drug discovery from Amgen, Autodesk, AWS, Evozyne, GM, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, London College of Fashion, Microsoft Research and SK Telecom.
Metaverse and Omniverse
My own session on the state of the industrial metaverse will feature leaders from Siemens, BMW, Bentley Systems, and Nvidia to discuss industrial applications of the metaverse. But the metaverse doesn’t have 70 sessions.
Does this mean generative AI is better than the metaverse?
“That’s a very interesting question. The crazy part about the idea of companies creating these 3D worlds and allowing consumers to interact with them reminds me of Second Life,” said Estes.
There is some craziness around it. However, Nvidia is focused on industry and corporate interest in the metaverse, where the corporate ecosystem leverages Nvidia’s Omniverse collaboration tools. Omniverse is like the foundation of a business that builds a digital twin and does product design, robot simulation, factory planning, and more. This is the revenue-generating part of the Metaverse, he said.
“We are kind of an industrial metaverse. are examples of many of the biggest names we can think of in various industries, doing real business work based on their workflows and using Omniverse.”
Nvidia is also more open in the Omniverse, connecting tools from different companies along standards such as Universal Scene Description used for sharing 3D assets, rather than competing with the likes of Autodesk and Adobe. approach. Nvidia also provides the underlying hardware and software part of his infrastructure.
“We are sitting in the middle of it,” he said.
startup and venture
Nvidia InceptionA startup program with over 13,000 members, hosts tracks aimed at helping startups grow their businesses and gain industry knowledge. The Nvidia Venture Capital Alliance program, which has 400 of his VC firms as members, will host sessions for investors.
Overall, Nvidia’s developer program has over 4 million developers.
“It continues to grow very quickly,” Estes said.
The session will include talks on essential technologies for GenAI startups. These AI startups will learn about the performance, cost, and scalability benefits of using he Nvidia software development kit (SDK) to accelerate generative AI with Nvidia technology.
Focusing on this year’s venture capital theme, Nvidia experts will highlight the latest breakthroughs in generative AI and a panel of VCs will discuss startups leveraging new approaches to generating AI. Startup founders also discuss how to develop new generative AI solutions and navigate dynamic markets.
Diversity and inclusion
Esther said GTC is open, an all-access event available worldwide. Developers, researchers, scientists, educators, professionals, and students from a historically underrepresented group are encouraged to participate. As part of his Nvidia efforts to better prepare the AI workforce and create a more inclusive AI ecosystem, GTC will host trainings and sessions.
A panel of AI experts discusses career journeys, including challenges and key learnings to change the world. Nvidia researchers share their expert experiences and tips to help students accelerate their AI research.
Additionally, Nvidia is giving credits for Nvidia Deep Learning Institute workshops at GTC to institutions that serve minorities, such as HBCUs, HSIs, and community colleges.
“We continue to have the best minds, not just in AI, but in supercomputing, graphics, and everything else,” he said. “I think GTC has really expanded from our humble beginnings. has set out to create a unique location for GTC in the world.What started as early research is now being used by major companies such as MasterCard, Pepsi, Netflix, General Motors, Target and Sony. It has been.”
Estes said he is proud that large companies are using GTC to talk about new innovations. ChatGPT surprised everyone, but Nvidia’s program was already deep into generative AI, Estes said.
“The whole world changed a few months ago. There are quite a few areas that have captured the public imagination.”
Nvidia has positioned itself as a company with a platform that people use to take advantage of new technologies like ChatGPT.
Estes said the goal is not to make GTC the biggest technology conference, but to serve the community.
“I’m proud of the team’s commitment to making this a truly impactful and informative conference for developers and researchers,” said Estes. “I think it’s going to be a record number this time. But it’s big. It’s impactful.”
At some point, Estes believes the Event will return to the physical, though it remains to be seen when that will be.
“GTC is the perfect place for the industry to come together, compare notes, learn what people are doing, and bring out new products and technologies at a great time,” said Estes.
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