Google releases critical AI program under a free/open license

Tensorflow, a sophisticated machine learning program that underpins Google Translate, speech recognition, image recognition and many other critical Google services, is now available under an Apache license, one of the least restrictive free/open licenses. Google says it opened the code because “machine learning is a key ingredient to the innovative products and technologies of the future” and “we hope to create an open standard for exchanging research ideas and putting machine learning in products.” Google’s own Tensorflow services also make use of technologies that remain proprietary, especially the tools it uses to link and optimize its data-centers, and some of the custom computing hardware that goes into those centers. Even if you have your own data-centers, Google has not opened up the part of Tensorflow that lets you run it…

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