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NVIDIA On-Demand includes expert-led sessions and panels on autonomous vehicles from GTC 2021, accessible completely free. Viewers can also select from more than 1,500 sessions on a range of industries accelerated by AI, including robotics, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and more.
Highlights are also available for those that missed the opening keynote and latest news from NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang.
This year’s autonomous vehicle sessions at GTC were the richest yet, featuring executives and researchers from the leading automakers, suppliers and startups building this groundbreaking technology.
These talks covered autonomous vehicle development from training and testing in the data center, to validation in simulation, to driving on public roads. Experts also discussed the new business models enabled by software-defined vehicle technology, including safe and efficient robotaxis and intuitive AI services in the cockpit.
Here’s a look at some of the innovative content now available through NVIDIA On-Demand.
Talks from the Top
Some of the foremost leaders in autonomous driving technology joined GTC to provide their perspectives on the industry and current development progress.
- Vijitha Chekuri, global autonomous systems leader, Amazon Web Services, addresses the computational challenges of autonomous vehicle development as well as developing GPU-based solutions to ease these bottlenecks.
- Hildegard Wortmann, member of the board of management at Audi, discusses how the global automaker is addressing the largest transformation in the history of the automotive industry, driven by digitalization, electrification and sustainability.
- Drew Bagnell, CTO and co-founder of Aurora, explores the opportunities and benefits of applying game theory to self-driving and machine learning development.
- Mo ElShenawy, senior vice president of engineering at Cruise, covers the challenges and benefits of building an autonomous vehicle from the ground up.
- Raquel Urtasun, professor at University of Toronto, outlines the upcoming autonomous future, where robotics and AI are intertwined in daily life, and the technological challenges that remain to achieve this new era.
- Jesse Levinson, CTO and co-founder of Zoox, sits down for a fireside chat on the robotaxi startup’s recently unveiled vehicle and upcoming technology roadmap.
Data Center Discussions
GTC also featured a series of panels that brought together various NVIDIA ecosystem partners to discuss solutions for automotive design and development at scale.
- Sammy Sidhu, perception engineer at Lyft, Xu Ning, senior engineering manager, Uber Machine Learning Platform, Travis Addair, lead maintainer of Horovod, co-maintainer of Ludwig, Michael Del Balso, founder of Tecton.ai, and Manish Harsh, manager of developer relations at NVIDIA, cover their experience in building the machine learning operations platforms for self-driving cars.
- Bryan Goodman, senior technical leader of Ford’s AI Advancement center, Wadim Kehl, senior machine learning engineer at Toyota, and Norm Marks, global director of automotive business development at NVIDIA, discuss the challenges and best practices for scaling data center infrastructure for comprehensive DNN development.
- General Motors’ Jayaraman Sivakumar and Brian Roginski, Tata Consultancy Services Head of Cognitive Business Sivakumar Shanmugam, and Sean Young, Director of Business Development, Manufacturing at NVIDIA, discuss how GM has adopted virtualization to meet new demands for advanced engineering and design.
DRIVE Developer Days
The annual DRIVE Developer Days took place during GTC21, featuring a series of specialized sessions on autonomous vehicle hardware and software, including perception, mapping, simulation and more, all led by NVIDIA experts.
- DRIVE AGX Hardware Update with NVIDIA Orin
- NVIDIA DRIVE Sim, Powered by Omniverse
- DRIVE AV Perception Overview
- Automated Testing at Scale
All these sessions and more are available anytime, for free, on NVIDIA On-Demand. Tune in today.