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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Why Google Outsourced TensorFlow

Interesting take.   To promote AI innovation. Anticipate  taking a look.

" ... Google last week open sourced TensorFlow, a new machine learning library used in deep learning projects. Even though the Web giant has just started using the software in its products, it apparently felt the need to donate it to the world. But why?

TensorFlow was originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain Team within Google’s Machine Intelligence research organization for the purpose of conducting research into deep neural networks, Google says on the TensorFlow website. ... " 

" ... TensorFlow is complete enough for Google employees to use it, but it’s not anywhere near a complete product. The TensorFlow website says that while the framework sports an easy to use Python interface and a no-nonsense C++ interface, “we’re hoping to entice you to contribute SWIG interfaces to your favorite language — be it Go, Java, Lua, Javascript, or R.” ... " 

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