NVIDIA to Train 100K Developers on Deep
May 9, 2017
meet surging demand for expertise in the field of AI, NVIDIA plans to
train 100,000 developers this year -- a tenfold increase over 2016 --
through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.
Analyst firm IDC estimates that 80 percent of all applications will have
an AI component by 2020. The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute provides
developers, data scientists and researchers with practical training on
the use of the latest AI tools and technology.
The institute has trained developers around the world at sold-out public
events and onsite training at companies such as Adobe, Alibaba and SAP;
at government research institutions like the U.S. National Institutes of
Health, National Institute of Science and Technology, and the Barcelona
Supercomputing Center; and at institutes of higher learning such as
Temasek Polytechnic Singapore and India Institute of Technology, Bombay.
In addition to instructor-led workshops, developers have on-demand
access to training on the latest deep learning technology, using NVIDIA
software and high-performance Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 P2 GPU
instances in the cloud. More than 10,000 developers have already been
trained by NVIDIA using AWS on the applied use of deep learning.
"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
is broadening the Deep Learning Institute's curriculum to include the
applied use of deep learning for self-driving cars, healthcare, web
services, robotics, video analytics and financial services. Coursework
is being delivered online using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud through Amazon
Web Services and Google's Qwiklabs, as well as through instructor-led
seminars, workshops and classes to reach developers across Asia, Europe
and the Americas. NVIDIA currently partners with Udacity to offer Deep
Learning Institute content for developing self-driving cars.
"There is a real demand for developers who not only understand
artificial intelligence, but know how to apply it in commercial
applications," said Christian Plagemann, vice president of Content at
Udacity. "NVIDIA is a leader in the application of deep learning
technologies and we're excited to work closely with their experts to
train the next generation of artificial intelligence practitioners."
Deep Learning Institute hands-on labs are taught by certified expert
instructors from NVIDIA, partner companies and universities. Each lab
covers a fundamental tenet of deep learning, such as using AI for object
detection or image classification; applying AI to determine the best
approach to cancer treatment; or, in the most advanced courses, using
technologies such as NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX 2 and DriveWorks to develop