Microsoft’s deep learning toolkit for speech recognition is now on GitHub

In order to speed up their AI and speech recognition projects, researchers at Microsoft developed a toolkit that uses deep neural networks and multiple graphics processing chips for quicker results. The company has now open sourced the Computational Networks Toolkit (CNTK) and made it available for anyone to use in their own work on GitHub. Microsoft claims CNTK is faster than other publicly available deep learning toolkits It’s not the first tech giant to release its deep learning software for free; last November, Google open-sourced its TensorFlow machine learning system that powered its Photos search functionality. But according to Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, the company’s CNTK toolkit is “just insanely more efficient than anything we have ever seen.” Part of that could be attributed to CTNK’s ability to harness the…


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