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GTC Europe: Everything you need to know about Europe’s leading AI conference

GTC Europe showcases the latest breakthroughs in the field of AI and deep learning and outlines their real-world applications in the areas of business, finance, autonomous vehicles, smart cities and virtual reality.

Europe’s leading innovators in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) will descend upon Germany this week to discuss the latest developments in this burgeoning area of technology at GTC Europe.

Taking place between 9 and 11 October at Munich’s International Congress Centre, the event will feature 238 sessions, 375 speakers and 77 exhibitors.

The conference is pitched as “a place to see the future” and will explore the many industries that will be impacted by advancements in computing and AI.

Different events at the conference cater for visitors at every level, with sessions labelled as “advanced technical” for the experts who want to focus on the details, while there are discussions on the wider trends aimed at business executives.


What are the must-see events at GTC Europe?

With so many events taking place over the three-day conference, it will be hard for visitors to know where to begin - but a few events stand out as must-sees for anyone planning on visiting GTC Europe.

Launching the main day of the event on Wednesday will be Women at GTC.

This talk focuses on leadership in the age of AI and looks at the leading female figures, as well as ways to support diversity and inclusion in the world of tech.

Later that day, NVIDIA’s leading experts on deep learning will explain how this strand of machine learning will allow computers to analyse data with “super-human accuracy” at the deep learning demystified talk.

Rounding off the day’s events on Wednesday will be the Inception Awards, where leading AI start-ups will be invited to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel for a chance to win $100,000 (£77,000) to develop their concept.

Audi’s connected car being showcased at a previous GTC Europe conference (Credit NVIDIA)

One of the biggest areas of investment in AI is in the development of autonomous vehicles.

During the event, attendees will be able to take a spin in a self-driving car and get a taste of the future of transportation.

On the final day of the event, Google’s head of Cloud AI Ewa Durr will speak on the applications for many of the AI and robotic technologies that are on display during the conference.

These include the areas of automation, logistics and manufacturing, as well as exploring how humans and robots will interact in the future.


Who will be attending GTC Europe?

More than 370 speakers will attend GTC Europe, including many of the industry leaders in the areas of AI, robotics and VR.

Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of technology and computing company NVIDIA, will hold the opening keynote of the event.

Jen Hsun Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO who will hold the opening keynote of GTC Europe 2018 (Credit NVIDIA)
Jen Hsun Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO who will hold the opening keynote of GTC Europe 2018 (Credit NVIDIA)

Google’s Mr Durr will also speak on the Thursday on developments of AI in manufacturing.

Speaking on deep learning and providing an insight into the technical challenges of implementation will be Damian Borth – director of AI and machine learning at the University of St Gallen.

Other companies and institutions in attendance will be Nokia, IBM, Facebook, Twitter, University of Oxford, Applied AI and Airbus.


How to attend GTC Europe

People can still register to attend GTC Europe 2018 via the NVIDIA website.

Full attendance to the conference costs €399 (£350) or €99 (£87) for the exhibits only.

NVIDIA is offering a 50% discount for any academics who are hoping to attend the event.

For those who are unable to travel to Munich to attend the event, Compelo will be tweeting live updates from GTC Europe – follow @CompeloMedia to stay informed.