NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Beijing to announce AI news and partnerships in China yesterday. It’s the first stop on a world tour, which will include Munich, Tel Aviv, Taipei, Washington DC, and Tokyo.

His talk focused on GPU-accelerated AI inferencing, from the data centre to autonomous vehicles to the edge.

Here’s a roundup of the news and blog posts:

Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, JD.com and Hikvision Adopt NVIDIA TensorRT for Programmable Inference Acceleration

China’s Top Cloud Providers Adopt NVIDIA Volta GPUs to Supercharge Next-Gen AI Services
Alibaba Cloud, Baidu and Tencent Upgrade Data Centers with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU Accelerators

China’s Top Server-Builders Adopt NVIDIA AI Design for Cloud Computing
Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo Select NVIDIA Volta HGX Architecture to Build AI Systems for Data Centres

Alibaba, Huawei Adopt NVIDIA’s Metropolis AI Smart Cities Platform Alibaba and Huawei join more than 50 companies using our Metropolis platform to analyze security camera video to enable smart and safe cities.

JD X Selects NVIDIA for AI Logistics and Delivery (image# 3147)
JD X will use our Jetson embedded platform to automate warehouse logistics and autonomous delivery of goods.

NVIDIA Expands Deep Learning Institute AI Training Partnerships in China
NVIDIA expanded its Deep Learning Institute in China by partnering with Tencent to provide hands-on AI training to developers, researchers and data scientists.

NVIDIA Invests in Chinese Self-Driving Car Startup, JingChi
NVIDIA GPU Ventures has joined a group of investors in investing $52 million in Chinese startup JingChi.

145 Automotive Startups Around the World Choose NVIDIA DRIVE (image# 3084)
NVIDIA works with the world’s leading automakers, including Audi, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla. But startups are equally important partners. Their innovation and ingenuity result in critical new autonomous driving solutions. Currently 145 startups — many in China — are using the DRIVE platform.

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