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Nvidia Donates DGX-1 Machine Learning Supercomputer to OpenAI Non-profit

15OpenAI_inside_tray_cropped-328x404This week Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang hand-delivered one of the company’s new DGX-1 Machine Learning supercomputers to the OpenAI non-profit in San Francisco.

The DGX-1 is a huge advance,” OpenAI Research Scientist Ilya Sutskever said. “It will allow us to explore problems that were completely unexplored before, and it will allow us to achieve levels of performance that weren’t achievable.”

OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company with a goal “to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. In the short term, we’re building on recent advances in AI research and working towards the next set of breakthroughs.”

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to be the most positive technology that humans ever create,” said OpenAI Chief Technology Officer Greg Brockman. “It has the potential to unlock the solutions to problems that have really plagued us for a very long time.”

In this video from ISC 2016, Marc Hamilton from Nvidia describes the new DGX-1.

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