If you want to see how virtual reality is about to upend not just gaming and entertainment but manufacturing, construction, medicine and more, then you need to be at next month’s GPU Technology Conference.
VR — which couples a new generation of thin, light, high-definition headsets with new kinds of content — is unleashing new kinds of immersive experiences. And it will be one of the main themes of GTC, set for April 4-7, in Silicon Valley.
Dozens of VR sessions will be held, as well as hands-on labs, where you can learn to use the latest tools to tell stories and let users interact in novel ways. To make things a bit more interesting, eight teams will compete for $30,000 in cash and prizes as part of our VR Showcase.
A few of the highlights:
- Audi’s Marcus Kuehne and Thomas Zuchtriegel will join Zerolight CEO Darren Jobling to talk about how Audi created its one-of-a-kind “Audi VR Experience,” which uses VR to let car buyers create and preview a fully customized vehicle in an instant.
- Jaunt VR CTO Arthur van Hoff will show how his firm developed a GPU-based, large-scale video processing platform that combines multiple high-definition camera streams to create seamless stereoscopic panoramas.
- Mattieu Mika and Alain Gonzalez from PSA Peugeot Citroën will team up with Benoit Bastien of Dell to recap how the carmaker created the world’s largest VR cluster.
- Realities.io CTO David Finsterwalder and CXO Daniel Sproll will give an overview of the applications for photogrammetry, which allows the visualization of real-world sites in a virtual environment.
The common denominator: all of these speakers are using GPUs to bring new kinds of immersive experiences to life. You’ll find content at GTC that will help you rethink old ways of looking at digital media, and get you ready to take advantage of what virtual reality can do.
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In just a few years, VR has gone from a staple of science-fiction movies to a reality you can play with now.
More’s coming. And it’s the insights that spring up when people from so many disciplines come together — both formally and informally — that will spark a new generation of digital experiences.
Register for GTC today.