Microsoft launches the next version of its deep learning toolkit into beta

When it comes to machine learning frameworks, Google’s Tensorflow is clearly the most popular option right now, but with CNTK, Microsoft also released its own internal framework at the beginning of the year. The company is launching the first beta of the next version (2.0) of CNTK today and with it, it hopes to challenge Tensorflow’s leadership position.CNTK used to stand for ‘Computational Network Toolkit’ but the software has now been renamed to Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit instead. Xuedong Huang, Microsoft’s Chief Speech Scientist, told me that he believes CNTK/Cognitive Toolkit has always had plenty of advantages over Tensorflow and similar frameworks — especially with regards to performance. According to Microsoft’s benchmarks, Cognitive Toolkit continues to outperform its competitors in most tests and unsurprisingly, this new version is faster than the previous releases,…


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