Hi, My name is Farzand and I have started this campaign to raise money in order to buy a GPU so that I can continue my studies in Machine Learning.
Training a deep learning model requires a lot of computing power and GPU's mostly Nvidia GPU are the perfect solution to it. A CPU generally has 2-4 core while a GPU(graphics processor) can have thousand's of the core. Thousands of core means lots and lots of parallel processing power which is a key requirement while doing AI tasks. Of course, this can be achieved by a CPU and not a dedicated GPU, but while on a CPU any computer will overheat and slow down, also this is slow by a multiplier of more than 100.
I have an i3 laptop as of now which I plan to sell and assemble a computer(Desktop PC) but that will not provide enough money to assemble the complete PC. I need extra cash to buy the GPU.
If you think AI is something really cool and the future and what I'm doing by studying AI is something you would also want to do and have some spare cash please consider donating.
If throwing cash at random 20 year old guy who wants to study AI but could have easily got a job of web development seems crzay to you, please consider donating to someone who actually needs your money not me.
I really hate the idea of crowdfunding but find that I'm not in a huge position to argue with the friends who have suggested I try it... Anyone willing to pitch in will earn my eternal gratitude, a big hug from me.
ThankYou for being a part of this website.
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