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Lytro, a light-field imaging startup, is shutting down

Lytro, the light-field imaging startup focused on virtual reality, is shutting down. In a blog post, Lytro said it’s going to begin winding down and will not be taking on any new productions or providing new services. Earlier this month, we heard Google would be acquiring Lytro in an “asset sale.” While Google is not acquiring the company, there are some Lytro team members joining the Google team, Google confirmed to...

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HMRC nets record £5.3bn in inheritance tax

HMRC collected a record £5.3bn in inheritance tax in the year to February 2018, according to private client law firm Wilsons. The revenue authority’s inheritance tax take increased by 13% compared to the £4.7bn collected in 2016-17. Wilsons said that the inheritance tax threshold freeze at £325,000 has meant that more families are being subject to tax bills on their inheritance following several years of residential property price...

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Nvidia suspends all autonomous vehicle testing

Nvidia is temporarily stopping testing of its autonomous vehicle platform in response to last week’s fatal collision of a self-driving Uber car with a pedestrian. TechCrunch confirmed this with the company, which offered the following statement: Ultimately [autonomous vehicles] will be far safer than human drivers, so this important work needs to continue. We are temporarily suspending the testing of our self-driving cars on public...

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The Simplest Machine Learning

In this episode of the AI Show, machine learning is gently introduced from the standpoint of the algorithm and model. It starts with the simplest machine learning, linear regression, and ends on a dense neural network explaining the similarities in plain terms along the way to bring the audience up to speed on neural networks in a fun way. Watch this episode to discover what machine learning algorithms really are in 10 minutes or less.