Using Machine Learning to Optimize Warehouse Operations

With thousands of orders placed every hour and each order assigned to a pick list, Europe’s leading online fashion retailer Zalando is using GPU-accelerated deep learning to identify the shortest route possible to products in their 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center. … Read more

Developer Voices

We love seeing all of the social media posts from developers using NVIDIA GPUs – here are a few highlights from the week: … Read more

Deterring Ants with GPUs and Deep Learning

Robert Bond, an NVIDIA engineer, created an “ant annoyer” using deep learning and a Jetson TK1 developer kit to pinpoint ants scuttling across his kitchen floor and target them with a 5 milliwatt laser beam. … Read more

Pinterest Sharpens its Visual-Search Skills

The photo-sharing website Pinterest just rolled out a visual search tool that lets you zoom in on a specific object in a pinned image (or “Pin”) and discover visually similar objects, colors, patterns and more. For example, see a lamp that you like in a … Read more

Researchers Using GPUs to Monitor Underage Drinking on Instagram

Instagram could offer a novel way of monitoring the drinking habits of teenagers. Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, but also find new … Read more

Yelp is Using GPUs to Classify Business Photos

Yelp, a user-generated restaurant and business review website, has began to build an image classification system to help surface the best photos taken at different locations. Yelp hosts tens of millions of photos uploaded by their users worldwide. The wide variety of these photos provides a rich … Read more

5 Startups Betting Their Future on Deep Learning

A generation of startups are now putting artificial intelligence into the hands of millions. NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning software power much of this work. A billboard ad that guesses your age. A photo app that recognizes your face. A digital math aide that solves quadratic equations. … Read more

Caffe on Spark for Deep Learning from Yahoo

To enable deep learning, Yahoo added GPU nodes into their Hadoop clusters with each node having 4 Nvidia Tesla K80 cards, each card with two GK210 GPUs. These nodes have 10x  processing power than the traditional commodity CPU nodes they generally use in their Hadoop clusters. … Read more