Renowned AI pioneers to speak at GTC21

This is usually around the time of the year when thousands will gather in San Jose for the annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC). With the pandemic still in the air, this year’s event will be conducted virtually from April 12 to 16.

NVIDIA CEO and Founder Jensen Huang will be kicking off with a livestreamed keynote on April 12 at 8.30am (Pacific Time). In line with GTC tradition, this keynote is expected to be laden with news announcements on GPU developments across industries.

Renowned AI pioneers Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun will be among the exciting line-up of speakers. The three won the 2018 ACM Turing Award, also known as the Nobel Prize of computing, for breakthroughs that enabled the deep learning revolution. Their work underpins the proliferation of AI technologies now being adopted around the world, from facial recognition to natural language processing to autonomous machines.

“GTC brings together a massive ecosystem of developers, researchers and corporate leaders who are using AI and accelerated computing to change the world. We have our strongest programme ever this year, highlighted by Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun, among 1,300 sessions focused on every aspect of computing and networking,” said Huang.

Started in 2009, GTC focuses on supporting the most advanced research in the fields of AI, data science, high performance computing, graphics, edge computing, networking, and autonomous machines. It offers a broad range of live and on-demand sessions for developers, researchers, business leaders, and students.

This year, more than 100,000 developers, business leaders, creatives and others are expected to register for GTC. Registration is free and not required to view the keynote.