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Nvidia launches AI startup program in India

Nvidia Inception program offers direct access to GPU technology, deep learning expertise and network support.

Nvidia has launched the Nvidia Inception program in India, in recognition of the country’s potential for artificial intelligence innovation. Inception is a virtual incubator program to support startups with ideas in AI. Members will receive a custom set of benefits, from hardware grants and marketing support to training with deep learning experts.

The Inception Program was launched in India at the inaugural Nvidia Emerging Companies Summit India, part of the GPU Technology Conference (GTCx), aimed at bringing together the brightest minds and greatest ideas in GPU computing.

At its launch, the Inception Program had close to 100 Indian startups as members.

The event brought together 12 startups in AI, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and robotics with tech investors, including Rajan Anandan, Vice President for South East Asia and India at Google.

Healthcare startup Qure.ai won the Social Innovation Award at the Emerging Companies Summit. The Best of Show award was presented to intelligent HR solutions startup Edge Networks.

Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director – South Asia, Nvidia said, “Artificial Intelligence has gone from science fiction to reality thanks to a new computing model: graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated deep learning. We believe the next generation of breakthroughs in technology and business will be driven by the AI startup community. Young India’s aspirations, ideas and potential are global in scale, and we are excited to amplify the imagination and intelligence of the country’s brightest minds through the Inception Program and the Emerging Companies Summit.”

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-nvidia-launches-ai-startup-program-in-india-2280331

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