The expansion includes:
"The world faces an acute shortage of data scientists and developers who are proficient in deep learning, and we're focused on addressing that need", stated Greg Estes, vice president of Developer Programmes at NVIDIA. "As part of the company's effort to democratize AI, the Deep Learning Institute is enabling more developers, researchers and data scientists to apply this powerful technology to solve difficult problems."
DLI - which NVIDIA formed last year to provide hands-on and online training worldwide in AI - is already working with more than 20 partners, including Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft and Udacity.
The company is announcing a collaboration with deeplearning.ai, a new venture formed by AI pioneer Andrew Ng with the mission of training AI experts across a wide range of industries. The companies are working on new machine translation training materials as part of Coursera's Deep Learning Specialization, which will be available later this month.
"AI is the new electricity, and will change almost everything we do", stated Andrew Ng, who also helped found Coursera, and was research chief at Baidu. "Partnering with the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute to develop materials for our course on sequence models allows us to make the latest advances in deep learning available to everyone."
DLI is also teaming with Booz Allen Hamilton to train employees and government personnel, including members of the U.S. Air Force. DLI and Booz Allen Hamilton will provide hands-on training for data scientists to solve challenging problems in health care, cybersecurity and defense.
To help teach students practical AI techniques to improve their job skills and prepare them to take on difficult computing challenges, the new NVIDIA University Ambassador Programme prepares college instructors to teach DLI courses to their students at no cost. NVIDIA is already working with professors at several universities, including Arizona State, Harvard, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and UCLA.
DLI is also bringing free AI training to young people through organizations like AI4ALL, a non-profit organisation that works to increase diversity and inclusion. AI4ALL gives high school students early exposure to AI, mentors and career development.
"NVIDIA is helping to amplify and extend our work that enables young people to learn technical skills, get exposure to career opportunities in AI and use the technology in ways that positively impact their communities", stated Tess Posner, executive director at AI4ALL.
In addition, DLI is expanding the range of its training content with:
To increase availability of AI training worldwide, DLI recently signed new training delivery partnerships with Skyline ATS in the U.S., Boston in the U.K. and Emmersive in India.
More information is available at the DLI website, where individuals can sign up for in-person or self-paced online training.