Nvidia and Hackster join hands to bring the AI at the Edge Challenge

The Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit. Image via Nvidia Blogs

Nvidia is one of the pacesetters in research and development in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. Just recently, the firm prototyped 6-DoF GraspNetā —an algorithm that helps robots pick up arbitrary objects. Similarly, back in August, it also clocked the world's fastest BERT training time and trained the largest transformer-based NLP model to date—GPT-2 8B.

Now, the California giant has partnered with Hackster.io, which is a community of hardware engineers, to launch the AI at the Edge Challenge competition. The challenge will give the participants a chance to use the Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit (a small, powerful computer that allows you to run multiple neural networks in parallel) to build creative and novel projects that fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Autonomous Machines & Robotics

  • Intelligent Video Analytics & Smart Cities

  • Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)

The competitors will be vying for prizes that are collectively worth $100,000, including a new TITAN RTX GPU, a Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit, a paid trip to the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2020, and credits for Public Cloud Compute. Along with this, one of the projects that leverages the power of artificial intelligence for social good will also be crowned with the AI Social Impact Award as part of the competition.

If you are interested in participating, there are three simple steps that you need to begin:

GET AI – Get an NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit with everything you need to get up and running fast. Buy one from our partner Seeed Studio. We will send you a $5.00 discount code by email after you register for the competition.

LEARN AI – If you’re new to AI, you can take our free, self-paced Deep Learning Institute (DLI) course online. You’ll learn to collect image data and use it to train, optimize, and deploy AI models for custom tasks like recognizing hand gestures, image regression for locating a key point in an image, and much more. Sign up here. (Note: the DLI course isn’t mandatory, but you’ll find it useful)

BUILD AI – Armed with a Jetson Nano and your newfound skills from our free DLI course, you’ll be ready to see where AI can take your creativity for this contest. Need inspiration? Check out the projects from our Developer and Partner Communities.

The submissions for the AI at the Edge Challenge close on January 31, 2020. So as of today, there are 59 days to go till the deadline. The winners will be announced on February 14, 2020. For more information and to sign up for the competition, you can visit this page.

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