American technology major Nvidia has launched the Nvidia Inception programme in India, in recognition of the country’s budding innovation ecosystem in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Inception is a virtual incubator programme to support startups with revolutionary ideas in AI. Members will receive a custom set of benefits, from hardware grants and marketing support to training with deep learning experts.
The Inception Programme was launched in India at the inaugural Nvidia Emerging Companies Summit India, part of the GPU Technology Conference (GTCx), a platform for the brightest minds and greatest ideas in GPU computing.
The momentum around AI among Indian innovators is so significant that, at launch, the Inception Programme already has close to 100 Indian startups as members.
Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director – South Asia, Nvidia said, “Artificial Intelligence has gone from science fiction to reality thanks to a new computing model: graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated deep learning. We believe the next generation of breakthroughs in technology and business will be driven by the AI startup community. Young India’s aspirations, ideas and potential are global in scale, and we are excited to amplify the imagination and intelligence of the country’s brightest minds through the Inception Programmw and the Emerging Companies Summit.”
Inception provides innovative GPU startups with key support to help grow their businesses and bring revolutionary products to market faster. Custom benefits include access to the latest NVIDIA deep learning technologies, deep learning expertise, Nvidia’s global network, technical training and funding.