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Volkswagen Expands Deep Learning Competence With NVIDIA

Volkswagen & NVIDIA In Deep Learning Partnership

For future-oriented digital topics, the Volkswagen Group remains committed to artificial intelligence (AI). This is why Volkswagen IT is cooperating with US technology company NVIDIA with a view to expanding its competence in the field of deep learning. At the Volkswagen Data Lab, IT experts are developing advanced AI systems with deep learning.

 

Volkswagen & NVIDIA In Deep Learning Partnership

At Volkswagen, the Data Lab has been named the Group’s center of excellence for AI and data analysis. Specialists are exploring possibilities to use deep learning in corporate processes and in the field of mobility services. For example, they are developing new procedures for optimizing traffic flow in cities. Advanced AI systems are also among the prerequisites for developments such as intelligent human-robot cooperation.

Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group, says: “Artificial intelligence is the key to the digital future of the Volkswagen Group. We want to develop and deploy high-performance AI systems ourselves. This is why we are expanding our expert knowledge required. Cooperation with NVIDIA will be a major step in this direction.”

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“AI is the most powerful technological force of our era,” says Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA. “Thanks to AI, data centers are changing dramatically and enterprise computing is being reinvented. NVIDIA’s deep learning solutions will enable Volkswagen to turn the enormous amounts of information in its data centers into valuable insight, and transform its business.”

In addition, Volkswagen has established a startup support program at its Data Lab. The program will provide technical and financial support for international startups developing machine learning and deep learning applications for the automotive industry. Together with NVIDIA, Volkswagen will be admitting five startups to the support program from this fall.

Both partners will also be launching a “Summer of Code” camp where high-performing students with qualifications in IT, mathematics or physics will have an opportunity to develop deep learning methods in teams and to implement them in a robotics environment.

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XOX Mobile Announces More XOX Rewards For All

XOX Mobile, the virtual network operator (MVNO) service provider is giving more XOX rewards for all – subscribers and dealers alike to thank them for their loyalty.

In 2015, XOX Mobile launched the largest XOX rewards program that saw thousands of entries for one Volkswagen Passat, and three Volkswagen Polo Sedans as well as 100 units of various tech gadgets. In total, there were over RM500,000 of prizes!

On April 14, Datuk Eddie Chai (Group Managing Director, XOX Berhad) and Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (Malaysian badminton superstar and XOX Brand Ambassador) handed over the Volkswagen cars to the four lucky winners.

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More XOX Rewards

XOX Mobile has always focused on rewarding their subscribers and dealers, from their concert ticket giveaways, pre-paid plan that offers petrol vouchers and Touch’N’Go credit giveaways. XOX Mobile’s qualified subscribers and dealers are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to the XOX rewards programme.

Even Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and his coaches, Mr Tey Seu Bock and Mr Hendrawan, fresh from their strong performance at the Malaysian Open 2016 were rewarded by XOX Mobile as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to encouraging local sports development.

Also rewarded was their lucky 1 millionth customer. XOX Mobile recently crossed the 1 million subscriber threshold and now boasts a 1.1 million subscriber base.

XOX Mobile also announced that they would be rewarding other Malaysian sportspersons who excel in the coming Olympics, and other tournaments.

 

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