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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Convergence of AI, Simulations and HPC
Anima Anandkumar
Anima Anandkumar
Caltech and NVIDIA, Professor, Director of AI

Many scientific applications heavily rely on the use of brute-force numerical methods performed on high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. Can artificial intelligence (AI) methods augment or even entirely replace these brute-force calculations   to obtain significant speed-ups? Can we make groundbreaking new discoveries because of such speed-ups?  I will present exciting recent advances that build new foundations in AI that are applicable to a wide range of problems such as fluid dynamics and quantum chemistry. On the other side of the coin, the use of simulations to train AI models can be very effective in applications such as robotics and autonomous driving. Thus, we see a growing convergence of AI, Simulations and HPC.