Google Open-Sourcing TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data, Not Code

When Google open sourced its artificial intelligence engine last week—freely sharing the code with the world at large—Lukas Biewald didn’t see it as a triumph of the free software movement. He saw it as a triumph of data.That’s how you’d expect him to see it. He’s the CEO of the San Francisco startup CrowdFlower, which helps online companies like Twitter juggle massive amounts of data. But he also spent time at the Stanford AI Lab, and knows artificial intelligence. And his point is solid. In open sourcing the TensorFlow AI engine, Biewald says, Google showed, when it comes to AI, the real value lies not in the software or the algorithms but in the data needed to make it all smarter. Google is giving away the other stuff, but keeping the data.…


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