Nvidia Passing 100,000 Devs Through Deep Learning
Nvidia announced today that they will be aiming to bring 100,000 developers through their Deep Learning program this year.
The program, centered around AI development, is trying to prepare for the way the technology is progressing. Analyst firm IDC estimates that 80 percent of all applications will have an AI component by 2020.
“AI is the defining technology of our generation,” said Greg Estes, vice president of Developer Programs at NVIDIA. “To meet overwhelming demand from enterprises, government agencies and universities, we are dramatically expanding the breadth and depth of our offerings, so developers worldwide can learn how to leverage this transformative technology”
To meet its 2017 goal, NVIDIA is expanding the Deep Learning Institute through:
New Deep Learning Training Labs: NVIDIA is working with Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, as well as the communities supporting major deep learning frameworks to co-develop training labs using Caffe2, MXNet and TensorFlow.
New Courseware for Educators: NVIDIA has partnered with Yann LeCun, director of AI research at Facebook and computer science professor at New York University, to develop the DLI Teaching Kit, which covers the academic theory and application of deep learning on GPUs using the PyTorch framework. Hundreds of educators are already using the DLI Teaching Kit, including the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley.
New DLI Certified Training Partners: NVIDIA is expanding the Deep Learning Institute ecosystem by providing materials and certifying instructors from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Microsoft.
You can find out more about the program here.