Updated: November 10, 2015 1:30:52 pm
Google has announced that it will make it machine learning system called TensorFlow open-source and available to all coders, researchers. The system drives Google Now on smartphones, search in Google Photos, etc.
Google made the announcement in a blogpost, stating that “TensorFlow is faster, smarter, and more flexible than our old system, so it can be adapted much more easily to new products and research.”
TensorFlow allows Google to build and train neural nets up to five times faster than their first-generation system, says the search giant.
Google says that the reason they are making TensorFlow open source is to ensure that it has a bigger impact, beyond Google products.
Google says that the idea behind open-sourcing this machine learning system is to ensure that “everyone from academic researchers, to engineers, to hobbyists exchange ideas much more quickly, through working code rather than just research papers.” The search giant hopes this will accelerate research on machine learning, and improve the technology.
According to Google, TensorFlow is also useful for making sense of complex data.
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