Tesla Raises the Bar for Self-Driving Carmakers

In unveiling the specs of his new self-driving car computer at this week’s Tesla Autonomy Day investor event, Elon Musk made several things very clear to the world. First, Tesla is raising the bar for all other carmakers. Second, Tesla’s self-driving cars will be powered by a computer based on two of its new AI Read article >
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Tesla Raises the Bar for Self-Driving Carmakers

Lean, Green, AI Machines: 5 Projects Using GPUs for a Better Planet

Earth Day is a good day for AI. And the benefits are felt all year, all around the world, as deep learning and NVIDIA GPUs aid our understanding of ecosystems and climate patterns, preserving plants and animals, and managing waste. Here are five ways companies, researchers and scientists are using GPUs for a better planet: Read article >
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Lean, Green, AI Machines: 5 Projects Using GPUs for a Better Planet

Going Against the Grain: How Lucidyne Is Revolutionizing Lumber Grading with Deep Learning

Talk about a knotty problem. Lucidyne Technologies has been using AI since the late 1980s to detect defects in lumber products. But no matter how much technology it’s employed, finding imperfections in wood boards — a process that’s critical to categorizing lumber and thus maximizing its value — has remained a challenge. “This isn’t like Read article >
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Going Against the Grain: How Lucidyne Is Revolutionizing Lumber Grading with Deep Learning

How to Train Your Robot: Robot Learning Guru Shares Advice for College Students

Whether you’re a robot or a college student, it helps to start with the fundamentals, says a leading robotics researcher. While robots can do amazing things, compare even the most advanced robots to a three-year-old and they can come up short. Pieter Abbeel, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and cofounder of Covariant.ai, Read article >
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How to Train Your Robot: Robot Learning Guru Shares Advice for College Students

How UnitedHealth Group Is Infusing Deep Learning Into Healthcare Services

In a massive healthcare organization, even a small improvement in workflow can translate to major gains in efficiency. That means lower costs for the healthcare provider and better, faster care for patients. UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest healthcare companies in the U.S., is turning to GPU-powered AI for these kinds of enhancements. In a Read article > …

How UnitedHealth Group Is Infusing Deep Learning Into Healthcare Services

How Does a Self-Driving Car See?

To drive better than humans, autonomous vehicles must first see better than humans. Building reliable vision capabilities for self-driving cars has been a major development hurdle. By combining a variety of sensors, however, developers have been able to create a detection system that can “see” a vehicle’s environment even better than human eyesight. The keys Read article >
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How Does a Self-Driving Car See?

NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation Comes to Google Cloud

NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation (Quadro vWS) is now available on Google Cloud Platform. GCP is the first cloud instance to offer Quadro vWS on NVIDIA T4, one of the most versatile cloud GPUs. Quadro vWS with NVIDIA T4 leverages the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture and RTX technology, allowing GCP users to deploy next-generation computer graphics Read article >
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NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation Comes to Google Cloud

Medical Imaging Startup Uses AI to Classify Conditions from Sinus and Brain Scans

Radiologists are tasked with diagnosing some of the most serious medical conditions — but their workloads are becoming increasingly demanding as the volume of imaging studies such as CT and MRI has steadily gone up. Houston-based InformAI is stepping in to help reduce fatigue and stress for radiologists by building deep learning tools that can Read article >
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Medical Imaging Startup Uses AI to Classify Conditions from Sinus and Brain Scans

NVIDIA RTX at Center of NAB Show, Powering New Updates for Top Creative Apps

Content is coming to life in new ways, thanks to NVIDIA RTX GPUs. Companies are showcasing their latest products and applications that enhance creative workflows this week at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas — and RTX is at the center of it all. At NAB, the premier annual gathering of 95,000 Read article >
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NVIDIA RTX at Center of NAB Show, Powering New Updates for Top Creative Apps

AI in the Sky Aids Feet on the Ground Spotting Human Rights Violations

In a traditional human rights investigation, researchers travel to a region, conduct interviews, visit crime scenes, examine court records, and collect hospital or autopsy records. While that painstaking approach still constitutes a major part of Human Rights Watch’s work, the U.S.-based nonprofit is also exploring new technological methods — including AI — for its investigations, Read article >
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AI in the Sky Aids Feet on the Ground Spotting Human Rights Violations

SETI Phone Home: Harnessing AI in Search of Aliens

We’ve all read the science fiction, we’ve wondered about  suspicious objects in the sky, and we’ve even speculated over mysterious crop circles. But we still don’t know what’s out there. Gerry Zhang, a graduate researcher at the Berkeley SETI Research Center, at the University of California, Berkeley, is working to detect signs of extraterrestrials through Read article >
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SETI Phone Home: Harnessing AI in Search of Aliens

NVIDIA RTX Powers Game-Changing Workflows at NAB

The broadcast industry is going through the most significant technological transformation in its history. The number of over-the-top streaming services (think Netflix and Hulu) is rapidly growing. Broadcasters are starting to integrate technologies like mixed reality to immerse audiences in the nightly news. And AI is bringing unlimited possibilities to enhance consumer experiences and deliver Read article >
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NVIDIA RTX Powers Game-Changing Workflows at NAB

Injecting AI into Healthcare: Medical Innovators Harness NVIDIA Tools for AI-Powered Future

More than 1,500 healthcare experts will converge next week in Boston for the World Medical Innovation Forum to discuss the impact of AI in clinical care, and hear talks by top names in biotech and pharma, U.S. cabinet secretaries and federal agency leaders — and NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. Huang will have a Read article >
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Injecting AI into Healthcare: Medical Innovators Harness NVIDIA Tools for AI-Powered Future

A Can with a Plan: Smart Recycling Bin Makes It Easy to Be Green

We’re polluting our planet with our trash. Everything we “throw away” ends up somewhere else — destined for landfill or even the oceans. With increasing awareness of environmental calamities like mountains of trash in some Asian countries and the Great Pacific Garbage Patches, out of sight is no longer necessarily out of mind. Waste is Read article >
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A Can with a Plan: Smart Recycling Bin Makes It Easy to Be Green

Israel’s AI Ecosystem Comes Together to Toast NVIDIA’s Proposed Mellanox Acquisition

More than 400 CEOs, entrepreneurs, VCs and other members of Israel’s booming AI ecosystem crammed Tuesday night into one of Tel Aviv’s hottest night venues to mark the announcement of a deal by NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox, the nation’s second-largest acquisition. Highlighted by intros from the two companies’ leaders at the seaside club, attendees also Read article >
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Israel’s AI Ecosystem Comes Together to Toast NVIDIA’s Proposed Mellanox Acquisition

How AI Is Changing Medicine

Doctors and nurses stand at the front lines of our healthcare system, providing immediate care. But there’s an equally important universe of researchers working in parallel who are advancing the tools and knowledge clinicians can draw on to treat their patients. These researchers are developing new drugs to solve as-yet incurable diseases, simulating biological organisms Read article >
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How AI Is Changing Medicine

How AI, Machine Learning Are Advancing Academic Research

Insulin. The polio vaccine. The periodic table of elements. Countless discoveries across every field of research have their origins in academia. Universities and research institutes around the world are key drivers of discovery and innovation, with professors and researchers looking for answers to the biggest questions facing each academic discipline. With powerful GPU computing resources, Read article >
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How AI, Machine Learning Are Advancing Academic Research

JetBot, a $250 DIY Autonomous Robot Based on Jetson Nano Impresses at GTC

Even at a conference packed with sophisticated autonomous machines that walk, drive, fly and even slither, on their own, the $250 JetBot was a standout. Based on the Jetson Nano, the small but mighty $99 AI computer introduced by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at GTC last week, the JetBot drew a crowd of hundreds to Read article >
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JetBot, a $250 DIY Autonomous Robot Based on Jetson Nano Impresses at GTC

Betting on Monte Carlo: GPUs a ‘Game Changer’ for Nuking Noise in Nuclear Imaging

Andras Wirth is like many early AI researchers: His deep learning ambitions only turned into reality because of a sea change in technology. A physicist, Wirth wanted to run Monte Carlo algorithms to make leaping advances in nuclear imaging, which was previously computationally impossible without massive supercomputers. A decade ago, his breakthrough came when his Read article >
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Betting on Monte Carlo: GPUs a ‘Game Changer’ for Nuking Noise in Nuclear Imaging

AI in the Fast Lane: Automotive Tech Accelerates at GTC 2019

From start to finish, this week’s GPU Technology Conference was buzzing with automotive innovation. Sleek vehicles greeted attendees at the front door of the San Jose Convention Center. Autonomous vehicles lined up for potential future passengers inside the exhibit hall. And self-driving cars seamlessly maneuvered around pedestrians and obstacles on the roads behind the conference Read article >
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AI in the Fast Lane: Automotive Tech Accelerates at GTC 2019