Baidu open sources its machine learning software

Latest News Chinese search giant Baidu has decided to open source its deep learning software to the greater community of AI software developers. Baidu claims the software, dubbed “PaddlePaddle”, is superior to its competitors as it can be easily used by software developers without much experience. “Other deep learning platforms have been a great boon to researchers wanting to invent new deep learning algorithms, but their high degree of flexibility limits their ease of use,” said Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu Research and founder of deep learning research lab Google Brain. “In contrast, Paddle focuses on making it easy for enthusiasts and programmers – not just machine learning researchers – to learn and use powerful deep learning tools.” According to Xu, PaddlePaddle exposes only high-level functions to developers, removing…

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