Why Microsoft Corporation Open-Sourced Its Artificial-Intelligence “Brain”

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently open-sourced CNTK (Computation Network Toolkit), its artificial-intelligence framework that powers Cortana and Skype’s speech-recognition engines. This means that anyone can now view, modify, or use Microsoft’s code in their own software. CNTK is a framework for “deep learning”, which helps machines understand human speech and recognize images by imitating the functions of a human brain. Source: Pixabay Tech giants like Microsoft, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Facebook have all invested heavily in this market over the past few years. But more recently, these tech giants have all started open-sourcing their platforms to expand their applications beyond their first-party services. Last year, Google open-sourced its AI framework, TensorFlow, which powers the voice-recognition capabilities of Android and its core search engine. Amazon open-sourced the machine learning engine that powers its…


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