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Avigilon Joins NVIDIA in Silicon Valley to Showcase Advanced AI Video Analytics at GPU Technology Conference


~Avigilon to provide thought leadership on latest deep learning technologies for video surveillance~

VANCOUVER, CANADA, May 8, 2017 - Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”) (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today announced that it has been selected to participate in the GPU Technology Conference (“GTC”), in Silicon Valley, California from May 8 to 11, 2017.

GTC is one of the largest and most important technology conferences of the year, bringing together a global community of thought leaders, to discuss innovations in deep learning artificial intelligence (“AI”), big data analytics, intelligent machines and more. As a leader in developing AI technology for surveillance, Avigilon has been invited to demonstrate its latest video analytics search technologies. Avigilon’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, will also be a featured speaker on the importance of intelligent video analytics and deep learning for public safety.

Figure 1. Avigilon Appearance Search is a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine that enables users to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site.

“Avigilon is thrilled to be part of this important conference in Silicon Valley’s tech sector,” said Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, Avigilon's Chief Technology Officer. “We continue to integrate our AI technology with NVIDIA GPU platforms, to deliver new advancements in our video analytics portfolio, and redefine the way customers think about and interact with their video surveillance systems.”

“GTC brings together a diverse group of thought leaders focused on AI and deep learning innovation,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. “Avigilon is developing next-level capabilities for the video surveillance space using deep learning on NVIDIA GPUs.”

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Avigilon Corporation provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. To learn more about Avigilon, visit

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