NVIDIA Launches Deep Learning Teaching Kit for University Professors

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In this video, Joe Bungo from NVIDIA’s GPU Educators Program describes how the company plans to boost STEM education with accelerated computing by providing high-quality teaching materials and resources to educators.

“With demand for graduates with AI skills booming, we’ve released the NVIDIA Deep Learning Teaching Kit to help educators give their students hands on experience with GPU-accelerated computing. The kit — co-developed with deep-learning pioneer Yann LeCun, and largely based on his deep learning course at New York University — was announced Monday at the NIPS machine learning conference in Barcelona. Thanks to the rapid development of NVIDIA GPUs, training deep neural networks is more efficient than ever in terms of both time and resource cost. The result is an AI boom that has given machines the ability to perceive — and understand — the world around us in ways that mimic, and even surpass, our own.”

teachingkitAccording to Bungo, the Teaching Kits will be co-developed with academic partners to combine the latest industry trends and applications, fundamental theory, and tested teaching techniques. The effort is spearheaded by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, which helps developers around the world learn how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered artificial intelligence in their applications.

Deep Learning has become one of the most important computing models, and the need for graduating students with theoretical and application expertise in this area is critical,” LeCun said. “The Deep Learning Teaching Kit provides a wealth of teaching content that allows educators to incorporate Deep Learning on GPUs in new and existing courses.”

The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute is partnering with renowned online education providers such as Udacity and Coursera, as well as leading cloud service providers like Microsoft, to offer online and in-person training events worldwide. The deep learning teaching kit helps extend DLI into universities all over the world.

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