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Deep structured learning is one of computer science's most intriguing disciplines. Essentially, it involves the creation of computer systems that can make reasoned decisions based on prior experience with learning data sets -- in short, a computer that can "think" for itself. But how do you build a machine learning system that actually works? This PowerPoint presentation attempts to map out the entire process in a single slide.

During GTC 2015, we were shown a demo of Iray 2015 -- Nvidia's next-gen physically-based renderer (PBR) for design professionals. The platform's main claim to fame is its ability to calculate how light and materials interact in real time. While chiefly aimed at industries that deal in plastics and metals, the same process could just as easily be applied to mass-produced foods. Could the world's first perfectly designed burger soon be upon us? We asked Nvidia to expand on this salivating thought.

Autonomous cars are fast becoming a reality -- and they are getting smarter each and every time they take to the road. This is thanks to deep structured learning algorithms that allow self-steering vehicles to assess, react and adapt to changing road conditions and file the memory away for later. As demonstrated in this Nvidia Drive PX video clip, they are also proficient at identifying individual vehicle types -- including cop cars.

The GPU Technology Conference isn't just about graphics cards -- it's also where Nvidia and its partners demonstrate new and disruptive technologies that have the potential to change how humans live. This year, a big part of this centred around robotics, with scores of fully autonomous gizmos pottering about the showroom floor. Here are our favourite robo-innovations -- from navigational 3D mapping platforms that help robots see to mechanised office assistants that want to steal our jobs.

During GTC 2015, we were given a demonstration of automated image captioning with ConvNets and Recurrent Nets. Using nothing but a database of images, the platform was able to describe what it saw onscreen. Sometimes the results were astonishingly accurate. Other times, not so much. In other words, it will turn your computer into something brilliant yet handicapped -- a bit like Rain Man.

The Renovo Coupe might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly one of the curviest -- and shiniest -- electric supercars that you are ever likely to lay eyes on. Boasting a 740-volt lithium ion battery that pushes out 500-horse power and a Nvidia Tegra X1 superchip with a teraflop of processing grunt, it's certainly no slouch in the "oomph" department either. We were lucky to get up close and personal with the latest iteration at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Despite having to constantly wipe drool off our lens, we managed to take a few photos...

Nvidia's absurdly powerful GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card was officially launched at GTC 2015 this morning. While its design and specifications had already been leaked, we now have a confirmed price tag. As you'd expect, the RRP is every bit as monstrous as the card itself.

Greetings, crazy night owls/early birds! In a little under an hour, Nvidia will officially kick off the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California with its opening keynote address. Confirmed speakers include Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (natch) and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Keep updating this page for all the biggest announcments!