With CaffeOnSpark, Yahoo joins the open source AI fray

By Michelle Goodman The race to the front of the machine learning pack continues. This week Yahoo open sourced the code to its CaffeOnSpark artificial intelligence engine for researchers, developers and competitors to use and modify as they wish. Yahoo joins Google, Microsoft and Facebook in open sourcing their machine learning frameworks to the worldwide computing community. The hope, of course, is that the AI contributions of developers, researchers, startups and bigger companies around the globe could help propel any one of these tech titans to the head of the machine learning class. CaffeOnSpark’s distinction is that it employ deep learning, a still relatively mysterious type of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn from vast collections of online data. For instance, engineers can use deep learning to program computers…


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