Thursday October 06, 2016

Sellout Crowd Climbs Aboard the GTC Train in Japan

A huge crowd of more than 2,600 peopleآ turned out for NVIDIA’s fifth regional GPU Technology Conference, held here in Tokyo today. This follows sellout GTC events in the last few weeks in Beijing, Taiwan, Amsterdam and Melbourne. GTC Japan, now in its eighth year, focuses on the key technology trends of AI, robotics and autonomous vehicles. Visitors will attend 70 sessions in eight tracks focused on areas such as autonomous vehicles; deep learning; supercomputing and HPC; professional visualization and VR; and graphics virtualization.

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off the event by saying that the world was in the midst of an AI revolution آ– largely driven by GPU computing. To demonstrate the power of AI, Huang showed a deep learning demonstration in which a real-time artist filter was applied to live video. Using this technology, developed by Artisto, Huang said it’s possible to give video the appearance of famous artists like Dali or van Gogh.