Microsoft Open Sources a Powerful AI Tool

by Sam Dean – Jan. 27, 2016Comments (0)Artificial intelligence and machine learning are going through a true renaissance right now, and some of the biggest tech companies are helping to drive the trend. Recently, I covered Google’s decistion to open source a program called TensorFlow. It’s based on the same internal toolset that Google has spent years developing to support its AI software and other predictive and analytics programs. And Facebook is open sourcing its machine learning system designed for artificial intelligence (AI) computing at a large scale. It’s based on Nvidia hardware. Now, Microsoft has open sourced the artificial intelligence framework it uses to power speech recognition in its Cortana digital assistant and Skype Translate applications. The framework is called, CNTK, and can help machines do things like understand speech…


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