Yahoo schools Spark on deep learning

Yahoo has created a deep learning system for creating predictive applications like speech or image recognition. While these systems are already delivered by open source projects like Google TensorFlow or Microsoft CNTK, Yahoo stands apart by leveraging a major force in big data processing: Spark. CaffeOnSpark, introduced yesterday in a blog post, builds on the Caffe deep-learning framework developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (Yahoo is one of its sponsors). [ Also on InfoWorld: How machine learning ate Microsoft. | Get a digest of the day’s top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]Spark features an array of machine learning algorithms, introducing new ones in each successive revision. But deep learning — training a neural net with a mass of data and using it to make decisions –…


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