Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Makes AI Software Open Source

2016-02-25 AliRaza007/ Home Technology Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Makes AI Software Open Source Following the lead of other tech giants, yesterday Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) published the source code of its AI engine called CaffeOnSpark allowing anyone with a computer to use or modify it. CaffeOnSpark, like most other recent AI projects, is based on deep learning, a machine learning method useful in helping machines recognize and sort through different kinds of user-generated data. Yahoo’s main assets in AI development is their photo website Flicker where users post billions of photographs they have taken. Yahoo engineers wanted to make Flicker’s search function more reliable so that instead of merely searching for the descriptions and tags people had uploaded on the website, the program would know how to recognize specific common characteristics of…

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