Nvidia’s GTC Online Event Will Feature 200 Sessions On AI, The Metaverse, And The Omniverse

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Nvidia announced that it will hold its next GTC conference from September 19-22, with a keynote from CEO Jensen Huang and more than 200 technical sessions.

Huang will talk about AI and the Omniverse, which is Nvidia’s simulation environment for creating metaverse-like virtual worlds. More than 40 of the 200 lectures will focus on the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that all connect, like novels like. Snowfall and Loan player one. I will host a session on industrial applications of the metaverse with speakers from executives from Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, and Magic Leap, as well as Metavers the author of the book Matthew Ball.


GTC will also feature a fireside chat with Turing Award winners Yoshua Bengio, Geoff Hinton and Yann
LeCun discusses how AI is evolving and can help solve difficult problems. The debate ensues
moderated by Sanja Fidler, Vice President of AI Research at Nvidia.

The GTC talks will explore some of the major advances in AI and the metaverse – including big language
models, natural language processing, digital twins, digital biology, robotics and climate science.


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Keynote Addresses

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, introduced the Omniverse Avatar.

Other major conferences will explore:

  • BMW, ILM, Kroger, Lowe’s, Siemens, Nvidia and others are using digital twins for a variety of applications, from manufacturing to neurosurgery to climate modeling.
  • ByteDance Deployment of Large-Scale GPU Clusters for Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Medtronic’s Use of AI for Robotic Surgery and the Operating Room of the Future
  • Boeing’s digital transformation enables aircraft engineering and production to become more flexible and efficient
  • Deutsche Bank’s adoption of artificial intelligence and cloud technologies to improve customer experience
  • Johnson & Johnson’s use of hybrid cloud computing for healthcare, plus a session on its use of quantum computing simulations for pharmaceutical research
  • How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Use Transformative AI Models and Digital Twins to Accelerate Drug Discovery
  • UN and Nvidia scientists discuss AI for climate modeling, including disaster prediction, deforestation and agriculture
  • Executives from Amazon Web Services, Ericsson, Verizon and Nvidia describing augmented and virtual reality applications for 5G and optimizing 5G deployment with digital twins
  • Executives from Adobe, Pixar, and Nvidia explain how Universal Scene Description became the standard for Metaverse.

Nvidia says GTC offers a variety of sessions suitable for a wide variety of audiences, including business executives, data scientists, corporate IT managers, designers, developers, researchers and students. It has content for participants at all stages of their career with learning and development
opportunities, many of which are free.

Developers, researchers, and students can register for 135 sessions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • 5 paths to an AI career
  • Accelerate AI workflows and maximize cloud infrastructure investments
  • The journey of AI from academia to entrepreneurship
  • Apply lessons from Kaggle’s winning solutions to real-world problems
  • Development of HPC applications with C++, Fortran and Python standards
  • Defining a quantum-accelerated supercomputer
  • Previews from Nvidia Research

Participants can register for full-day, hands-on technical workshops and two-hour training labs offered by the Nvidia Deep Learning Institute (DLI). Twenty workshops are available in multiple time zones and languages, and more than 25 free training labs are available in accelerated computing, computer vision, data science, AI conversation, natural language processing, and other topics.

Registrants can attend free two-hour training labs or register for one-day IDD workshops at a discounted price.
rate of $99 through Thursday, August 29 and $149 through GTC.

Insights for Business Leaders

The BMW Group is using Nvidia’s Omniverse to build a factory digital twin that will mirror its real-world location.

This GTC will feature more than 30 sessions from companies in key industry sectors, including financial services, industrial, retail, automotive and healthcare. Speakers will share in-depth information for business development using AI and metaverse technology, including: building AI centers; the commercial value of digital twins; and the new technologies that will define the way we live, work and play.

In addition to those from the companies listed above, senior executives from AT&T, BMW, Fox Sports,
Lucid Motors, Medtronic, Meta, NIO, Pinterest, Polestar, United Airlines and US Bank are among the
industry leaders should present.

Sessions for startups

NVIDIA Inception, a global program with more than 11,000 startups, will host several sessions, including:

● AI for VCs: Six startup leaders describe how they are advancing robotics
● How NVIDIA Inception startups are advancing healthcare and life sciences
● How NVIDIA technologies can help startups
● Transforming agriculture with AI in new markets

Registration is free and open now. Huang’s keynote will be broadcast live on Tuesday, September 20 at 8 a.m. Pacific and will be available on demand afterward. Registration is not required to view the keynote address.

I asked Nvidia why they brought the event back, since many conferences are in-person. The company says that when planning for this event months ago, Covid-19 remains unpredictable and the numbers are rising again, so it is safer to race virtually. It also allows Nvidia to include more developers and technology leaders from around the world.

Virtual Nvidia Jensen Huang.
Virtual Nvidia Jensen Huang.

Regarding Omniverse and Metaverse, Nvidia says that GTC will once again be part of AI and computing in different areas, from the data center to the cloud to the edge.

More than 40 of the event’s more than 200 sessions will focus on Metaverse, and Huang will use his keynote to share the latest developments in Omniverse, among other technologies.

Here are some of the other highlights of the metaverse session:

  • Wes Rhodes, Vice President of Technology Transformation and R&D at Kroger, will participate in a fireside chat about using simulation and digital twins to optimize store layout and checkout.
  • Cedrik Neike, Board Member and CEO of Digital Industries at Siemens AG, will describe how Siemens is working with Nvidia to create photorealistic, physics-based industrial digital twins.
  • Leaders from Lowe’s Innovation Labs will explain how Metaverse can help customers visualize room design.
  • Anima Anandkumar, Senior Director of ML Research at Nvidia, and Karthik Kashinath, AI-HPC Scientist and Head of Earth-2 Engineering, will share progress on building Nvidia’s Earth-2 digital twin.
  • Industrial Light & Magic will describe how digital artists can use Omniverse to create photorealistic digital sets and environments that can be manipulated in real time.

Other discussions related to the metaverse will focus on:

  • Use digital twins to automate factories and safely operate robots alongside humans
  • Create massive photorealistic worlds
  • Using digital twins for brain surgery

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