Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, April 18, 2024

GTC 2024: NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang to Unveil the Latest in Accelerated Computing, Generative AI and Robotics 

Feb. 22, 2024 -- NVIDIA has announced it will host its flagship GTC 2024 conference at the San Jose Convention Center from March 18-21. More than 300,000 people are expected to register to attend in person or virtually.

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will deliver the keynote from the SAP Center on Monday, March 18, at 1 p.m. Pacific time. It will be livestreamed and available on demand. Registration is not required to view the keynote online.

Since Huang first highlighted machine learning in his 2014 GTC keynote, NVIDIA has been at the forefront of the AI revolution. The company’s platforms have played a crucial role in enabling AI across numerous domains including large language models, biology, cybersecurity, data center and cloud computing, conversational AI, networking, physics, robotics, and quantum, scientific and edge computing.

The event’s 900 sessions and over 300 exhibitors will showcase how organizations are deploying NVIDIA platforms to achieve remarkable breakthroughs across industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive and transportation, cloud services, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and telecommunications.

“Generative AI has moved to center stage as governments, industries and organizations everywhere look to harness its transformative capabilities,” Huang said. “GTC has become the world’s most important AI conference because the entire ecosystem is there to share knowledge and advance the state of the art. Come join us.”

Notable speakers include:

  • Brad Lightcap, chief operating officer, OpenAI
  • Sébastien Bubeck, vice president, Microsoft GenAI
  • Vincent Vanhoucke, distinguished scientist and senior director of robotics, Google DeepMind
  • Joelle Pineau, vice president of AI research, Meta
  • Dr. Fei-Fei Li, professor of computer science and HAI co-director, Stanford University
  • Dr. Priscilla Chan, cofounder and co-CEO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Stefan Goebel, senior vice president, chief of staff, product engineering and head of strategic engineering partnerships, SAP Labs
  • Belinda Neal, chief operating officer for core engineering and head of engineering partnerships, Goldman Sachs
  • Moises Hernandez-Fernandez, vice president of machine learning center of excellence, JPMorgan Chase
  • Shan Jegatheeswaran, vice president and global head of MedTech Digital, Johnson & Johnson
  • Rodolphe Katra, vice president of AI, Medtronic
  • Aaron Saunders, CTO, Boston Dynamics

More than 1,000 organizations will participate, including Adobe, Amazon, Amgen, Anthropic, Blackrock, Cohere, Databricks, Dell Technologies, Genentech, Getty Images, HPE, Hugging Face, Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal, Lowe’s, Lucasfilm and ILM, Mercedes-Benz, Micron, Mistral AI, Netflix, Oracle, Pixar, Runway, Saudi Aramco, Scale AI, ServiceNow, Siemens, Snowflake, Supermicro, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Zoox.

Registration is open at www.nvidia.com/gtc.

AI, Auto, Robotics on Display

From generative AI to robotics to automotive, GTC attendees can interact with dozens of state-of-the-art demos, see the latest autonomous vehicle technology and explore how generative AI will impact virtually every industry.

The Generative AI Pavilion will include a huge, multisensory, interactive installation by world-renowned AI artist Refik Anadol and a demo of Cuebric, a generative AI tool for filmmakers, by Seyhan Lee.

Many of the world’s leading automotive and robotics companies will show next-generation vehicles and autonomous machines at the event. Vehicles on display will include the new Volvo EX90, Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class, Polestar 3, WeRide Robobus and Nuro R3 autonomous delivery vehicle.

Twenty-five robots ranging from humanoids to industrial manipulators will be on the show floor, from companies including Agility Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Disney and Google DeepMind.

Research in Focus
Leading AI researchers will participate in 200+ sessions, including a panel moderated by Huang on Transforming AI with all eight authors of “Attention Is All You Need,” a seminal research paper on transformers. Other research highlights include:

Learning and Development

GTC presents a rich variety of learning and development opportunities for career professionals, policymakers, educators and students. Policy makers can join a discussion on the challenges of AI regulation with representatives from the U.S. Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the European Union and NVIDIA.

Attendees can choose from 20 full-day, instructor-led, hands-on technical workshops, many of which will be available virtually in EMEA and APAC time zones.

For the first time at GTC, participants can receive professional certification in generative AI.

More than 40 complimentary onsite training labs are included in the GTC “Conference + Training” package.

To further support AI in academia, a curated set of sessions will be available to help educators integrate NVIDIA technologies into classrooms and courses.

Learn more about training opportunities on the event website.

Opportunities for Startups

NVIDIA Inception, a global program designed to nurture cutting-edge startups with more than 18,000 members, will host an interactive pavilion featuring demos from dozens of startups. More than 150 Inception members will participate in GTC through exhibitions, presentation sessions, pitches and more.

Sessions for startups include:

Separate sessions for the venture capital community will be offered through the NVIDIA VC Alliance program, including an AI day for VCs and a reverse pitch session, where VCs will pitch startups to join their portfolio.

NVIDIA Financial Analyst Q&A

NVIDIA will hold a Q&A session for investors on March 19, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time. The webcast will be available at investor.nvidia.com.

About NVIDIA

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling industrial digitalization across markets. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing infrastructure company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.


Source: NVIDIA

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