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Okay, we've gone over all the submissions for our first Winter Photo Contest and debated at length over our favorites. And, we've finally come to a consensus, which will introduce our second, second-time contest winner: ZZ3D.   First Prize: Snow Fight   ZZ3D's a long-time contributor to 3DVisionLive and has shared some amazing work with us. Snow Fight is certainly no exception! We felt this image captured the essence of the contest's Winter theme very well, and...
The votes have all been cast and we can now, finally, bring you the results of our First Annual Summer Photo Contest. Dozen's of excellent images were submitted and it was a challenge to whittle all the entries down and select the prize winners. Without further ado we get to the results - drumroll please!   First Prize: "Soap Bubble" Zoran Zelic (ZZ3D)'s "Soap Bubble 1" takes the top prize. We like the spontaneity the image implies along with the overall composition...
Sometimes it’s just great “when a plan comes together.” An avid warbird photographer, I’d been familiar with Christian Kieffer’s outstanding pinup photography for years – his company produces some truly amazing nostalgic calendars featuring vintage WWII aircraft and models done up to mimic the pinups from the same era that helped to keep many an airman’s spirits high. Thinking the subject matter would lend itself well to 3D, I approached Christian a few months ago about...
The 2004 release of id Software’s Doom 3 spurred many PC gamers to upgrade their rigs – with many building completely new machines with the sole intent of driving this game at its ultimate eye-candy settings. And many gamers still came up a bit short, which is just one reason why they are looking forward to jumping into the corridor-crawling fray again with the release of Doom 3 BFG Edition.Silverlight.createObject("http://d2q1944p6r21t1.cloudfront.net/files/...
We’ve rolled out a new look for the Photo page that updates the page to have a similar look and feel to the home and video pages. We’ve added a pane of larger thumbnails across the top that is user-navigable. Just click the right or left arrows to cycle. (We will be adding an auto-scroll mechanism to this soon.) And these are viewable in 3D - just click the 2D/3D toggle button at the top right of the page. Make sure to upgrade to the most recent drivers for best performance...

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There is no typecast for savvy AI businesses. They come in all sizes and represent an ever broadening swath of industry. Simply put, the era of artificial intelligence is remaking business as we know it.

Businesses see AI as a long-term strategic priority. In a recent survey from Infosys, three-quarters of the respondents from large, multinational corporations cited AI as fundamental to the success of their organization’s strategy. Sixty-four percent believe that their organization’s growth is dependent on large-scale AI adoption.

The main challenge is in figuring out how best to put AI to work. There is no universal answer. That was clear from the hundreds of companies that participated at our GPU Technology Conference last month. And it’s evident again at the O’Reilly AI conference this week in New York. Much like GTC, the conference draws thousands of participants in every industry, from startups to massive enterprises.

During a keynote address at O’Reilly this morning, I highlighted how companies of varying sizes from three different industries — automotive, healthcare and cybersecurity — are using AI in transformative ways.

Volkswagen Doubles Down on Deep Learning

Our new collaboration with Volkswagen, announced just yesterday, underscores how our AI work with major automakers extends from autonomous driving to the enterprise itself.

Drawing from our latest deep learning platform, Volkswagen is building NVIDIA GPU-based advanced AI systems for the Volkswagen Data Lab. There, VW researchers will oversee a variety of deep learning projects, including developing new procedures to help optimize traffic flow in cities and exploring new mobility services.

Additionally, the Data Lab is the cornerstone for a new AI startup program that will provide technical and financial support for international startups developing machine learning and deep learning applications for the automotive industry.

Deep Learning for Faster Diagnoses

The healthcare industry was one of the earliest adopters of AI and deep learning. It benefits from the research contributions of large, established medical organizations joined now by several lean and smart startups — all driving incredible innovation.

Athelas, a six-person healthcare startup based in Silicon Valley, has developed a portable blood diagnostic device that can measure white blood cell counts within minutes in the comfort of one’s home, enabling faster, life-saving diagnoses. Connected to an NVIDIA GPU-based neural network through a mobile phone interface, the machine can provide near-instant white blood cell count results from one drop of blood.

Fighting Malware with Deep Learning

With an estimated million-plus new malware threats created daily, cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct turned to deep learning methods to stop attacks before they happen.

As part of its approach, the company built its own NVIDIA GPU-based neural network from scratch. This was followed by an intensive training session in which they fed hundreds of millions of files, both malicious and benign, into the network.

Using the incredible computing power of NVIDIA GPUs, Deep Instinct was able to train the network to spot potential file threats in just under a day, a process that would have taken over three months on a conventional CPU-based system.

More Industry-Based Profiles

Auto, health and cybersecurity are just three of many industries innovating with AI and deep learning technologies. Banking, retail, finance, manufacturing and more are also on the frontline, using our GPU computing platform to transform their businesses and associated industries.

Learn more at http://www.nvidia.com/object/ai-across-industries.html.

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NVIDIA topped the latest edition of MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. The magazine’s 2017 list, released Tuesday, ranks companies that combine innovative technology with an effective business model.

“The companies on the list combine a high level of technology innovation with a business model that will help them make the most of it,” said Nanette Byrnes, business senior editor of MIT Technology Review. “These are the ones that competitors must follow.”

Rounding out the top five on the list are SpaceX, Amazon, 23andMe, and Alphabet. Many of the companies on the list use deep learning and artificial intelligence, “a technology that MIT Technology Review believes will drive much of the economic growth over the next few years.”

NVIDIA, MIT Tech Review’s staff wrote, “has established itself as the leading provider of processing power for AI software, and its newer, AI-related businesses are growing quickly.”

This is the third straight year MIT Tech Review featured NVIDIA on its list, having climbed from No. 28 in the 2015 list, and No 12 on last year’s list. Tesla Motors topped 2015’s list, and Amazon topped last year’s list.

 

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