Thursday, May 18, 2017

AI, Robotics Events Draws 300 Teen Technologists

Hundreds of Ph.D.s prowled the hallways of the eighth annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose last week to catch up on the latest developments in AI. Also in attendance were hundreds of teens, getting their first taste of what AI can offer. Some 200 students, from half a dozen local middle and high schools, joined workshops explaining AI and robotics technologies, coupled with think-on-your-feet team challenges. Experimenting with AI and robotics applications also helps reveal a possible path to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The day’s first event was part of the new Techsplorer initiative led by the NVIDIA Foundation, our employee-led charitable arm, in partnership with science education nonprofit Iridescent.