Why NVIDIA GTC 2021 Is a Must-Attend AI Conference

GTC brings together brilliant minds from across the globe, to showcase the latest developments in AI. With 500+ sessions including technical, business strategy and sessions designed to accelerate tech careers, this makes GTC the must-attend AI Conference of 2021.
Why NVIDIA GTC 2021 Is a Must-Attend AI Conference


More than a quarter of a million developers, researchers, innovators, and creators are gearing up for the long-awaited #1 AI conference – NVIDIA GTC which is kick-starting on November 8, 2021. The four-day virtual event will highlight some of the latest advancements in AI, deep learning, data science, high-performance computing (HPC), robotics, data science, networking, graphics and more. 

The Keynote by Jensen Huang, NVIDIA Founder, President and CEO, named as one of the world’s most influential people of 2021, is expected to inspire and showcase the latest developments in AI, new solutions and latest products that will help solve the world’s toughest challenges. Don’t miss this Keynote, which will be live on November 9, at 1:30 PM IST

GTC will provide a great opportunity for developers to learn the advancements in the latest technologies from the world’s top innovators, scientists, and researchers. In addition, startups, academia, and the largest enterprises will all come together at GTC, giving participants a unique opportunity to share ideas and collaborate on creating the future. 

Some of the speakers to look out for at NVIDIA GTC 2021:

The exciting and inspiring lineup of speakers at the GTC represents the world’s preeminent AI researchers and pioneers of deep learning, data science, high-performance computing, graphics, and more. Some of the top names that we identified include:

  • Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University, professor and who amongst her many accomplishments is also the inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. In addition to her technical contributions, she is also a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. In her live talk at this GTC, Dr. Li will discuss her research into ‘ambient intelligence’ — smart, sensor-based solutions that augment the awareness and capabilities of human clinicians to close the gaps of patient safety and care. 
  • Ilya Sutskever, co-founder and chief scientist at OpenAI will be live at GTC discussing in his session, the history of deep learning, what it can do today, and what the future might hold. 
  • Dr. Anima AnandkumarNVIDIA, director of ML research and also Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and whose research spans both theoretical and practical aspects of  machine learning, will be presenting exciting recent advances that build new foundations in AI that are applicable to a wide range of problems, such as fluid dynamics and quantum chemistry. 

There are many other luminaries who will be participating live at this GTC, including thought leaders like Michael Kagan – NVIDIA, CTO, Gal Chechik – NVIDIA, Director of AI, Tim Sweeney – Epic Games, CEO & Founder, David Baker – the University of Washington, Professor of Biochemistry, Adam Rashid – JBG Smith, SVP, Smart Cities Practice, Alan Bekker – Snap Inc., Head of Conversational AI, Beena Ammanath – Deloitte AI Institute, Executive Director, Paul Newman – Professor & CTO, Oxbotica, Nir Zuk – Palo Alto Networks, Founder & CTO, Vijay Narayanan -ServiceNow, Chief AI Officer, Steve Walker – Lockheed Martin, CTO, Director.

This GTC will feature from India, sessions across HPC+AIDigital Twin, Healthcare and Conversational AI including a Panel titled ‘Advancing Scientific Discoveries with AI’ with panellists from top Institutes across the country discussing the Convergence of HPC and AI and the necessity to develop and teach AI to students of the scientific community. Tata Consulting Services is presenting on how they worked along with NVIDIA to accelerate Digital Twin performances across entity modelling and explainability of simulation results. ARTPARK session will discuss COVID Detection from Chest X-ray images captured using mobile phones and WhatsApp; this is a Healthcare-focused session that details the solution build-and-deployment architecture that was used to meet the exacting accuracy requirements of COVID-positive identification, and the rapid diagnosis that helped triage potential COIVID-positive cases during the peak of the pandemic in India. The session by Unacademy will detail a novel approach to achieve better OCR performance and reduce dependency on external APIs to extract text from student-uploaded images. The large user community of Omniverse in India will have a special User Meetup.

To get the details of the sessions and the talks by the experts, register for GTC and refer to the session catalogue’  and click on the sessions that interest you the most and add them to your schedule to watch live or on-demand.

Focus on Startups, Educational Content   

This year, special emphasis will be given to startups. NVIDIA Inception, a startup accelerator with more than 8,500+ members, will be hosting a full track at GTC, curated to educate, inform and cultivate budding companies that are revolutionizing industries worldwide. 70+ startups will be presenting, including prominent founders and well-known industry partners. The themes and topics include conversational AI, autonomous systems, drug discovery, emerging markets and more.

GTC attendees will also get a chance to build their skills with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI). The program offers educational resources for anyone who wants to learn about all things AI. GTC DLI will feature full-day training workshops, ranging from beginner to advanced, in four languages across several time zones that include ‘Fundamentals of Deep Learning,’ along with new training courses like ‘Scaling CUDA C++ Applications to Multiple Nodes’ and ‘Accelerating Data Engineering Pipelines’ and advanced courses like Applications of AI for Predictive Maintenance, English (DLIW1387). Two of the DLI courses are specifically curated for India convenient times- Fundamentals of Deep Learning, English (DLIW1394) and Building Transformer-Based Natural Language Processing Applications, English (DLIW1395). At $99 early bird pricing at this GTC, these DLI courses are a steal and we would recommend these foundational courses that will interest any of the Global Services Majors or Global Captives companies or for those startup founders in their quest to reduce the learning curve of their key engineers that they are skilling/reskilling to support AI initiatives.

Al for All 

NVIDIA has designed GTC as an open, all-access event available to virtually any community, anywhere on earth. The sessions and speakers at GTC 2021 have been curated to inspire developers, researchers, scientists, educators, professionals, and students. 

Wrapping up 

GTC 2021 is a one-of-a-kind AI conference where you will find plenty of opportunities to learn, create, and inspire – whether you are a CTO, developer, student, or industry veteran. 

So, what are you waiting for? You can CLICK HERE to register for GTC now!

Brilliant Minds. Breakthrough Discoveries. Join the Conference for AI Innovators, Technologists, and Creators. A global experience that brings together thousands of developers, innovators, researchers, thought leaders, and decision-makers who shape our world with #AI. The #GTC21 session catalog is now available – you can now start building your schedule from the 500+ conference talks—including technical, business strategy, and getting-started sessions.

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Amit Raja Naik
Amit Raja Naik is a seasoned technology journalist who covers everything from data science to machine learning and artificial intelligence for Analytics India Magazine, where he examines the trends, challenges, ideas, and transformations across the industry.

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