IBM latest to open source AI program

Dive Brief:IBM announced that its proprietary artificial intelligence program known as SystemML will soon be freely available to share and modify through the Apache Software Foundation. Experts say the release of SystemML could give IBM an edge against companies which haven’t open-sourced their artificial intelligence software. Programmers of artificial intelligence software can potentially use SystemML to create customized machine learning software. Dive Insight: IBM decided to open SystemML’s source code through the Apache Foundation to attract a wider community of programmers and accelerate its development, said IBM Vice President of Development Rob Thomas. “It’s about speed and innovation,” he said. “Right now, my [research and development] is limited to my R&D budget, unless we’re doing work in open source.” SystemML could be used for things like developing risk-modeling software that…


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