Programmers are going crazy for free Google software that creates self-learning computers

thephotographymuse/flickr Google just expanded its free software for creating smart, self-learning computers. The company added the ability to run this software, known as TensorFlow, across a network of many computers — the same way that Google uses it for its own operations.  This means that anyone with access to a bunch of computer servers can create their own smart computer that can basically program itself. Set the computer program up with whatever it is you want it to learn. Give it a bunch of data to study and then the computer knows how to do things that, until now, only humans could do like talk, recognize pictures, draw, etc. Every major tech vendor has its own home-grown “machine learning” tech that it is making available to programmers as a service to integrate into their apps.  But programmers have gone nuts for…


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