Google Launches TensorFlow, Makes Push Into Machine-Learning

Google Inc. launched TensorFlow, an open source machine-learning system for developers, reported VentureBeat on Monday. The system replaces DistBelief, a machine-learning project used internally within the company. DistBelief was developed to identify the items containing YouTube photos and videos and label them automatically. Another purpose was to enhance speech recognition in Google applications. According to a blog post by Google’s senior fellow, Jeff Dean and technical lead, Rajat Monga, the software was very difficult to configure and limited to Google’s infrastructure only. TensorFlow is basically a next-generation iteration of Disbelief. Google believes it addresses all the issues of previous software, as it is faster, flexible, portable, could be used on smartphones, and accessed through data centers. Benchmark results show the new iteration is twice as faster as DistBelief. The platform…


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