Microsoft’s artificial intelligence CNTK framework is now open-source

Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, Xuedong Huang (Image via Microsoft) Microsoft has just open-sourced it’s artificial intelligence framework, CNTK. This is the same AI that powers the company’s own Cortana personal assistant, as well as the new Skype Translator applications. Released back in April, the framework is used to allow systems to recognize human speech, as demonstrated with both Cortana and Skype, but also photos and videos. It does this by simulating the function and structure of the human brain. It was initially closed off and available only for non-commercial use, but Microsoft has just made its brain available to anyone, bringing new meaning to the phrase “collective intelligence”. Image via Microsoft Microsoft wants to make its technology available for other companies and academics to take advantage of. This falls in…


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