Microsoft moves its deep learning CNTK toolkit to GitHub

Microsoft has today announced that it will be moving its machine learning Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) from its own hosting site, CodePlex, to GitHub and the MIT open source license. The move marks an effort to make it easier for developers to collaborate on building their own deep learning applications using the CNTK. Under the CodePlex license, access was restricted to academics only and it was wholly targeted to this audience. Now opening the project to GitHub, Microsoft hopes to attract a greater number, and a wider variety, of developers. Microsoft chief speech scientist, Xuedong Huang, underlined in today’s announcement that its CNTK is highly optimised for speed – “The CNTK toolkit is just insanely more efficient than anything we have ever seen.” He refers here to projects under way…

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