Nvidia backs deep learning startups

GPU vendor Nvidia has announced a support program to help startup companies that are applying deep learning technologies. The Nvidia Inception Program offers a range of resources to participating startups. Benefits include early access to the latest GPU hardware and supporting software; Nvidia’s deep learning experts and engineering teams; the company’s customer, partner and supplier networks; and technical training via the Nvidia Deep Learning Institute. Qualified companies may be eligible for funding through Nvidia’s GPU Ventures Program, which is aimed at “young ambitious companies founding their businesses around Nvidia technologies” in areas such as “video and image enhancement, scientific discovery, financial analysis, visualisation, high performance computing, automotive, cloud computing, [and] mobile applications”. Investments would normally be between US$500,000 and US$5 million. “Startups worldwide are taking advantage of deep learning for its superhuman…


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