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If you know the Trine series, you’re already salivating: the first downloadable content (DLC) for Trine 2 is now available! If you’ve not heard of Trine at all, then prepare yourself for a visual feast. Trine is a physics-based action game in which you can switch amongst three characters – each with distinct attributes – to come up with clever solutions to an array of challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The platform-style gameplay is based on...
Thousands of enthusiastic Star Wars fans in all manner of costumes enjoyed the sixth annual Star Wars Celebration that recently took place in Orlando. NVIDIA was there, too, with a 3D Vision photo booth to capture as many of the attendees as possible to help those that missed the show "feel like they were there." You can view the gallery here. What is the Star Wars Convention you say? Well, it's sort of like Blizzcon but focused on Star Wars of course: Here's the official...
You can now view nearly 300 new 3D images on 3DVisionlive.com that were created by National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) members. The shots represent all the entries in the second annual 3D Digital Image Showcase contest at the recent 2012 National Stereoscopic Association convention. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the contest helps the NSA members gain exposure for their work—as well as earn a chance to score some fun prizes. The full gallery of 280 images can be viewed here. NSA...
Getting a robotic exploration vehicle safely to a destination that’s hundreds of millions of miles away is an amazing feat in and of itself. And the good folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) should be congratulated for their current success with the latest machine sent to Mars to “look around” – the MSL Curiosity. However, getting the craft to Mars was just the start of the challenge: Once there, how do you control it? In Curiosity’s case, the answer lies with...
The Dark Knight Rises, the final movie in Warner Bros. trilogy starring everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader, has “Batman Fever” at an all-time high. Outside of the films, there’s a bounty of excellent ways to feed your hunger for more Batman thrills on your 3D Vision-equipped PC. The following games all provide top-notch 3D experiences, feature Batman in a starring role, and all are available now.    Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn’s Revenge  The first...

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On a PC, a phone or from TV, people want information. They want it at home, at work and on the move. And they want it 24/7. They also want, but seldom get, their privacy along with it.

The upstart search engine Qwant is using AI, powered by NVIDIA technology, to change that game.

The Franco-German startup, which launched in 2013, doesn’t collect users’ personal data. And it doesn’t use cookies to identify people through their browsing activity. This means users won’t have their private browsing information sold to advertising companies.

AI is at the heart of Qwant’s business model.

For most search engine users, remaining anonymous online is near impossible. Search activity and personal data are collected and compiled to tell a comprehensive history of everything people have ever searched for. This can create a detailed timeline that stretches back years.

Advertisers can use this data to target the ads people see, with sometimes disconcerting effect. Shopping for shoes online can result in footwear ads stomping across every page you visit weeks later. And search engines can use the data to adjust search results, potentially changing how a person views the world.

Qwant takes a different approach, making its money using a pay-per-click model. This means it needs highly accurate, relevant search results. And this is why AI, accelerated by the NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer, has found itself at the heart of Qwant’s search engine.

Qwant uses the DGX-1 to supercharge its deep learning applications, which require very fast analysis and processing of enormous amounts of data, and to make sure its users get highly relevant results. With deep learning, Qwant indexes and ranks what it finds on internet pages, and can better automate its understanding and classification of the content.

This lets Qwant, for example, more efficiently detect and remove spam from search results. And it can detect mature or inappropriate content, whether text, images or video, and remove it from results when the “Safe Search” feature is selected. With a single unit offering the equivalent of 250 conventional servers, the DGX-1 can speed these automated filters across vast datasets.

“Because it combines both powerful hardware and optimized software that we can build upon, the DGX-1 allows us to truly unlock our R&D efforts,” says Eric Leandri, president of Qwant.

Take the Qwant search engine for a spin at https://www.qwant.com/, and leave your ID in your wallet.

The post How Qwant Aims to Bring Privacy to the Search Engine Game with AI appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.

They’re coming by air, land and sea.

Drones, robots, underwater submersibles — even an AI city, or at least the applications that power it — will all be under one roof at our GPU Technology Conference, at the San Jose Convention Center from May 8-11.

Lots to Do with a GPU

At the eighth annual GTC, you’ll hear from the movers, shakers and makers in the Internet of Things space. Amazon, Boeing, Bosch, GE, MIT and SoftBank are just some of the headliners leading 30-plus sessions in the Intelligent Machines and IoT track.

Additional highlights:

  • Out-of-this-world technology. Hear examples and demonstrations from SCISYS on how its Mars Rover development systems use GPUs to advance R&D work.
  • Getting into the weeds. Learn how Blue River Technology builds “See & Spray” robots for agriculture and the importance of creating computer vision systems for our food supply.
  • Taking robotics to a new dimension. Hear how Autodesk is applying deep learning to AI-assisted 3D design and robotic assembly in manufacturing.
  • Safety in numbers. Avigilon will discuss how its new architecture and search engine for video data relies on deep learning and GPUs to boost public safety.

Also, be on the lookout for our 20-plus demos in the GTC exhibition hall and concourse. They’ll transform the show into a tech wonderland of smart machines and applications.

Get Hands-On with Jetson

For those who prefer something a little more interactive, we’ll be hosting a variety of NVIDIA Jetson TX2 labs. Training levels range from introductory to advanced, with topics that include:

  • Jetson TX2 developer tools
  • Image classification and object detection using Jetson TX2
  • Creating a simple object detection pipeline with NVIDIA CUDA EGLStreams and TensorRT

There’s even a lab for high school students to apply deep learning to robots using Jetson through FIRST Day. This STEM initiative, meant to inspire the next-generation of innovators, takes place on May 11 from 12-5pm.

FIRST student participating in last year’s lab. Make Your Own 3D Rendering

Before you leave, swing by the Artec3D Shapify booth to get a full body 3D scan. In about 10 seconds, it will create a high-quality model that’s ready for 3D printing. You’ll be emailed a video of your 3D scan. Perfect for sharing on Twitter and Facebook!

Every body should try Artec3D’s body-scanning demo.

Register for GTC today.

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