Will Ramey is director of developer programs at NVIDIA. Since joining the company in 2003 he has served in a number of marketing and management roles, including several years as the first product manager for CUDA and NVIDIA's developer tools. Currently Will leads teams responsible for promoting the NVIDIA SDK, developer programs, and the Deep Learning Institute. Prior to joining NVIDIA, he managed an independent game studio and developed advanced technology for the entertainment industry as a product manager and software engineer. He holds a BA in computer science from Willamette University and completed the Japan Studies Program at Tokyo International University. Outside of work Will enjoys the outdoors, learning Spanish, and open water swimming. Follow @wramey on Twitter to keep up with Will online.
What is deep learning? In what fields is it useful, and how does it relate to artificial intelligence? Join this session to get a working understanding of deep learning and why this powerful new technology is getting so much attention. Learn how deep neural networks are trained to perform tasks with super-human accuracy, and the challenges organizations face in adopting this new approach. We'll also cover the software, hardware, and training resources that many organizations are using to overcome the challenges and deliver breakthrough results. Finally, we'll review several best practices for your first deep learning project.