Google gifts machine learning tech to open source community

by Chris Smith 09 November 2015 Google has announced it is open-sourcing the TensorFlow machine learning platform behind Photos and Translate. In a blog post on Monday, the firm said it was taking the Android-like approach to AI in order to “accelerate research on machine learning.” Academic researchers, engineers, hobbyists and more will be able to access the code, enabling the “machine learning community to exchange ideas more quickly.” Google says the initiative, which makes TensorFlow available under the Apache 2 license, will result in making technology work better for everyone. New Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: “We’ve seen firsthand what TensorFlow can do, and we think it could make an even bigger impact outside Google. “TensorFlow is faster, smarter, and more flexible than our old system, so it can…


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