Microsoft opens up its deep-learning toolkit on GitHub

The machine-learning software is now available to anyone under an MIT license Microsoft has used its CNTK toolkit in work on Cortana. Credit: Microsoft IDG News Service Jan 25, 2016 10:23 AM Microsoft took another step on its open-source sharing journey Monday by releasing on GitHub a toolkit it uses internally for deep learning. Dubbed CNTK — short for Computational Network Toolkit — the open-source software is a unified deep-learning toolkit that describes neural networks as a series of computational steps via a directed graph. It’s proven significantly more efficient than Google’s TensorFlow tool and other competing tools, Microsoft says. Microsoft has used CNTK internally to help advance speech recognition in products such as Cortana, but it says it could be useful to a wide variety of other users as…

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