Microsoft Lifts Restrictions On Deep Learning Toolkit, Moves To GitHub

Microsoft has shifted its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK), its deep learning application builder, over to code repository GitHub. CNTK first went open source in April 2015, but was hosted on Microsoft’s CodePlex repository, where users had to adhere to Microsoft’s academic license. GitHub Xuedong Huang (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures) But now that the open source code for CNTK is on GitHub, developers will be able to use the platform under the MIT open source license – a license that lifts many restrictions on reuse by third party developers for their own needs. CNTK, which effectively lets developers create deep learning models for speech and image recognition, its reportedly “more efficient” than four other popular competitors. Xuedong Huang, Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, wrote in a Microsoft blog: “The CNTK…


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