Azure and OpenCV partner on Deep Learning with PyTorch course

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OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is the leading open source library and community for computer vision, image processing, and machine learning. The library has been used for real-time tasks such as monitoring mine equipment in China, detecting intrusions through surveillance video in Israel, and product label inspection in factories around the world.


The non-profit organization is dedicated to advancing the beneficial uses of computer vision within society. As part of this mission, OpenCV has committed itself to creating online courses in AI to educate a global workforce. These courses are geared towards anyone interested in learning AI and designed to equip students with practical skills for solving real-world problems and help them stand out in the job market.


Microsoft shares OpenCV's commitment to making an AI education accessible for everyone. Today, we're excited to announce that Azure AI is partnering with OpenCV to offer 100 hours of free GPU credit to all students enrolled in their Deep Learning with PyTorch course that will be taught on Azure.


" is honored to receive 100 hours of free GPU time by Microsoft on its Azure Platform for our students enrolled in the Deep Learning with PyTorch course. The notebook based Azure platform is easy for beginners and very flexible for AI practitioners. Not only is Microsoft leading AI research, it is helping make AI education accessible to students around the world while promoting open standards. We are thankful for Microsoft's commitment to the open source community." 

-Satya Mallick, CEO of OpenCV


Deep Learning with PyTorch will first provide students with a theoretical understanding of simple neural nets and then gradually move to explore Deep Neural Nets and Convolutional Neural Networks. It will then give them hands-on experience for successfully training Deep Neural Networks, which requires a significant amount of time and compute. By providing students with GPU credit for their coursework, we hope to provide them with the best learning experience that sets them up for success.


Along with this hands-on education, OpenCV's Deep Learning with PyTorch course will provide students with a discussion forum where they can collaborate with one another on questions and challenges and get help from dedicated mentors. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certification that recognizes them as OpenCV certified AI practitioners.


The Deep Learning with PyTorch course was originally only open to those who committed through OpenCV's AI Courses Kickstarter, but registration has been re-opened to anyone interested starting today (February 24). Course registration will remain open for the next 8 days on's course site.

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