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r/deeplearning - Do you need a lot of resources to utilize the network you trained?

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This is a pretty active area of research, namely "edge device computing" which often intertwines with "model compression". Using embedded devices that have GPUs such as the Nvidia Jetson TX2 is often a good place to start. This way you can use a smaller GPU that offers CUDA support in an embedded setting. However you must make sure your models are small enough to fit on a device with compute limitations. Frameworks like Tensorflow can train models on a GPU and then you can save the weights, then perform inference elsewhere on a CPU, perhaps you can do something like this on a raspberry pi but keep in mind you will be severly limited on such a device.


Computer monitors on sale this weekend: Shop deals on Dell, Lenovo, LG, and more

Mashable

Whether you use a monitor for gaming, editing photos, or just doing work, it doesn't hurt to treat yourself to an upgrade. Best to do so when you can take advantage of some awesome sale prices. We found six monitors on sale this weekend, ranging in size and price. As you're looking, keep in mind the refresh rate, screen size, and display technology. This monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate, which means it's awesome for gaming.


Lenovo Smart Tab review: A hybrid smart display that lives up to the hype

Engadget

Tablets often go unused, and when you do want to play with it, it's probably dead because you forgot to charge it. At least, that's what happens to me. Lenovo, however, has come up with a potential solution to the neglected tablet dilemma: the Smart Tab. It was a finalist for Best of CES this year in the smart home category, and here's why: You can place it inside a companion Bluetooth speaker dock, at which point it becomes an Alexa-powered smart display similar to Amazon's Echo Show. This way, when the Smart Tab is not being used as a tablet, it still has a purpose as a smart display.


GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Realistic Landscapes NVIDIA Blog

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A novice painter might set brush to canvas aiming to create a stunning sunset landscape -- craggy, snow-covered peaks reflected in a glassy lake -- only to end up with something that looks more like a multi-colored inkblot. But a deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research can do just the opposite: it turns rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. The interactive app using the model, in a lighthearted nod to the post-Impressionist painter, has been christened GauGAN. GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers.


Nvidia announces $99 AI computer for developers, makers, and researchers

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In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms for everything from image recognition to instantaneous translation. But when it comes to applying these advances in the real world, we're only just getting started. A new product from Nvidia announced today at GTC -- a $99 AI computer called the Jetson Nano -- should help speed that process. The Nano is the latest in Nvidia's line of Jetson embedded computing boards, used to provide the brains for robots and other AI-powered devices. Plug one of these into your latest creation, and it'll be able to handle tasks like object recognition and autonomous navigation without relying on cloud processing power.


'Anthem' patch taps into NVIDIA's AI-powered antialiasing

Engadget

A patch to Anthem released on Tuesday that will allow for faster performance as well as some added features. The update includes NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and NVIDIA Highlights. The game developer claims that Anthem players will see up to 40 percent faster performance with DLSS. DLSS uses AI to continually make the game more efficient, and automatically delivers updated algorithms to your machine. Also new in the patch is NVIDIA Highlights, which automatically captures screenshots and game clips when players achieve certain milestones, such as defeating a large creature or discovering the Tombs of the Legionairres.


BioWare's Anthem adds DLSS support as Nvidia's RTX push continues

PCWorld

BioWare's Anthem makes one hell of a first impression, and today, it got even stronger--at least if you're a gaming geek who fetishizes ultra-fast frame rates. An update rolled out today that adds support for Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, which uses machine learning and the dedicated tensor cores inside GeForce RTX graphics cards to make your games play faster. Anthem's level-up comes hot on the heels of RTX features debuting in games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus. Those two games, along with Battlefield V, pair DLSS with real-time ray tracing features to counteract the latter's performance hit. Anthem joins Final Fantasy XV in offering DLSS alone to supercharge frame rates--by up to a whopping 40 percent, Nvidia claims.


Apple unveils TV subscription service with help from Oprah Winfrey

The Guardian

Apple unveiled a host of new subscription services at a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, on Monday morning. The event marked the debut of a new era for a company that built its brand on hardware and software; just last week, Apple announced new products with little fanfare, saving its firepower for Monday's celebration of services, from its attempt to take on Netflix to a new Apple credit card. Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell, Kumail Nanjiani, and Big Bird were on hand to promote new creative projects that will be released through Apple's new subscription television service, Apple TV . Spielberg's Amazing Stories will resurrect the 93-year-old brand of a science fiction magazine that inspired the director as a child. Witherspoon and Aniston announced The Morning Show, described by Aniston as "an honest look at the complex relationship between women and men in the workplace".


Apple updates TV app so people can watch original shows and host of other channels on iPhones and Macs

The Independent

Apple has announced a complete update for its TV app – as well as changes that will bring it to other company's smart TVs. The update brings the company's new streaming service, known as Apple TV, to all of the supported devices. But it also allows for new ways of watching content from other companies, too, allowing people to watch video from companies such as HBO or Amazon Prime. Unveiling that Apple TV service, it said it had worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston among others. We'll tell you what's true.


2 pairs of 3D VR headsets on sale for less than $15

Mashable

At the rate technology is progressing, things we believed would only exist in movies like Minority Report are a reality today: self-driving cars, data that helps us predict the future, and don't forget -- cool, futuristic gadgets. Once upon a time, playing games or watching movies in 3D was a fantasy -- but now, this immersive technology is completely transforming the way we entertain ourselves. You can dive into your favorite games with these 3D glasses, making your battles and victories even more intense than you thought possible, and bring your favorite movies and shows to life in a brand new way. These 3D virtual reality glasses bring on a whole new meaning to binge watching (you won't even mind that hike in your Netflix fees). Designed for Android and iOS smartphones, enjoy a sharp, customizable viewing experience with the adjustable pupil distance and sight distance controls.