Google just made released powerful new artifical intelligence software — and it’s open source

Google/YouTube screenshot Google has long been ahead of the curve on artificial intelligence (AI), and things just got a lot more interesting. Today, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that’s used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy. And in a rare move for Google, it’s making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code. The software passes complex data structures, or tensors, through a neural network, or artificial brain, hence the name Tensor Flow. This process is a core part of deep learning, a powerful AI tool that is used in many of Google’s products.  Google says the new program is five times faster than its first-generation system, and can be run on thousands of computers or a single smartphone.…


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