Google open sources machine learning software

Video Google is helping bring HAL to life by open sourcing its machine learning software. The software, called TensorFlow, is the successor to the DistBelief system that the online giant used for the past five years to make sense of the vast amounts of data it has access to. DistBelief has sifted email for spam, scanned YouTube videos for cars or cats, improved speech recognition and many other applications. But it was closely tied in with Google internal systems and was difficult to configure. Now the Chocolate Factory has decided to open up a version of the simpler and more flexible TensorFlow under the Apache 2.0 open source license in an effort to encourage its broader use. “We hope this will let the machine learning community – everyone from academic…


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