So I had provisioned an EC2 instance for the earlier version of Lesson 1 using Theano and everything worked fine. I cloned the fastai/fastai repo on the same machine and followed all the instructions and ran the notebook. And got False when the notebook ran torch.cuda.is_available()
In the python console I tried running the same function got back True. So Im not entirely sure whats going on here. Is this a PyTorch install issue?