NVIDIA brings GPU Inception Program to India
NVIDIA Inception Program boasts of offering direct access to GPU technology, deep learning expertise, and network support to start-ups
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are expected to catalyze the market in the near future. These important pieces of technologies are believed to play a key role in driving innovation in many sectors. NVIDIA is one of the few companies which are dedicating itself to AI, VR and AR wholeheartedly. The company made it clear earlier in 2016 in San Jose and reiterated its commitment to AI and deep learning in Mumbai as it brought the global conference to India where more than 1000 start-ups took part. At the GTCx India, the company tried to convey to start-ups and organizations as to how they can complement their AR, AI, and VR drive.
At the conference, NVIDIA 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 start-ups with revolutionary ideas in AI. Members will receive a custom set of benefits, from hardware grants and marketing support to training with deep learning experts.
At its Inception program, more than 100 Indian start-ups had registered. Most of these start-ups are developing AI, VR, and AR related solutions.
The NVIDIA Emerging Companies Summit India, used as the platform for launching the NVIDIA Inception Program, is the only event in India aimed at start-ups specializing in AI. The event brought together 12 visionary start-ups in AI, VR, autonomous vehicles and robotics with leading tech investors, including Rajan Anandan, Vice President for South East Asia and India at Google. Healthcare start-up Qure. ai won the ‘Social Innovation Award’ at the Emerging Companies Summit. The Best of Show award was presented to intelligent HR solutions start-up Edge Networks.
Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director - 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. We believe the next generation of breakthroughs in technology and business will be driven by the AI start-up community. Young India’s aspirations, ideas and potential are global in scale, and we are excited to amplify the imagination and intelligence of the country’s brightest minds through the Inception Program and the Emerging Companies Summit.”