Microsoft posts AI toolkit on GitHub

Seeking to spread usage of its deep learning software, Microsoft is making its open source CNTK (Computational Network Toolkit) for artificial intelligence available on GitHub. The kit, built with an emphasis on performance, provides a unified computational network framework describing deep neural networks as a series of computational steps via a directed graph, according to Microsoft Research. [ Download InfoWorld’s special report: “Extending the reach of enterprise developers.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s Application Development newsletter. ]”The researchers developed the open-source toolkit, dubbed CNTK, out of necessity,” according to a Microsoft blog post Monday by Allison Linn. “Xuedong Huang, Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, said he and his team were anxious to make faster improvements to how well computers can understand speech, and the tools they…

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