Thursday October 13, 2016

NYU Using NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer to Push Boundaries of AI

New York University’s Center for Data Science is at the cutting edge of fields with revolutionary implications such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and intelligent machines. Because computing speed is critical to accelerating experimentation and advancing research, the center’s Computational Intelligence, Learning, Vision and Robotics (CILVR) lab recently acquired a NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer to fuel this work like never before.

The CILVR lab has "unsupervised learning" as its focus. The lab’s faculty, research scientists and graduate students are developing techniques that allow machines to learn from raw, unlabeled data by, for example, observing video, looking at images or listening to speech. These techniques are then applied to computer vision applications like self-driving cars that can understand the environment around them, medical image analysis that can detect tumors or disease earlier and more accurately than traditional methods, and natural language processing that can translate languages, answer questions or hold a dialogue with people.