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NVIDIA strengthens artificial intelligence innovation in India with startup program

NVIDIA Inception Program Offers Direct Access to GPU Technology, Deep Learning Expertise, Network Support

NVIDIA, the AI computing company, 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 revolutionary ideas in AI. The 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 NVIDIA Emerging Companies Summit India, part of the GPU Technology Conference (GTCx), aimed at bringing ideas in GPU computing.

The NVIDIA Emerging Companies Summit India, which was used as the platform for launching the NVIDIA Inception Program, is the only event in India aimed at startups specializing in artificial intelligence. The event brought together 12 visionary startups in AI, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and robotics with leading 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 of 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.”

Inception provides innovative GPU startups with key support to help grow their businesses and bring products to market faster. Custom benefits include access to the latest NVIDIA deep learning technologies — early access to the latest GPU hardware, as well as the NVIDIA Deep Learning SDK, the NVIDIA DIGITS deep learning GPU training System, the NVIDIA GPU Inference Engine and more.

It also provides deep learning expertise — access to NVIDIA’s deep learning experts and world-class engineering teams, which include computational mathematicians who specialize in designing algorithms for GPU-accelerated computing platforms.

Further more, it has access to NVIDIA’s global network — customers, partners and suppliers, and NVIDIA marketing reach, technical training — online and in-person courses via the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, and funding — qualified companies may be eligible for funding through NVIDIA’s GPU Ventures Program.

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/061216/nvidia-strengthens-artificial-intelligence-innovation-in-india-with-startup-program.html

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