Microsoft releases updated Cognitive Toolkit

Microsoft’s open-source Cognitive Toolkit, previously known as CNTK, has been upgraded with reinforcement learning capabilities and boosted performance. Microsoft has announced an updated version of its Cognitive Toolkit, previously known as CNTK, released again under a permissive open-source licence to push the field of deep learning further forward.First released to the public back in January as CNTK, Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit is designed to provide improved performance for deep-learning tasks compared to rival software. Originally developed to improve Microsoft’s speech recognition platform, the Cognitive Toolkit is claimed to offer significantly better scaling across multiple GPU accelerators than rival platforms like Google’s similarly open-source TensorFlow, though that does not take into account Google’s custom-built Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) hardware.In the latest release of what is now known as the Cognitive Toolkit, Microsoft…


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