Google’s machine learning software Tensor Flow goes open source

googleNEW DELHI: Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be getting hotter in Silicon Valley. Just every company from Facebook to Google and Apple to Microsoft appear to be betting big on the technology.

Close on the heels of Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer sharing the company’s latest efforts on AI front, comes Google announcement that it is open-sourcing its machine learning software. This means just like Android, Google’s machine learning software too will be available freely to outside developers.

The new machine learning system called ‘Tensor Flow’ can run on a single smartphone or across thousands of computers in data centers. Google claims, ‘Tensor Flow’ is faster, smarter, and more flexible than its old system.

“We use Tensor Flow for everything from speech recognition in the Google app, to Smart Reply in Inbox, to search in Google Photos. It allows us to build and train neural nets up to five times faster than our first-generation system, so we can use it to improve our products much more quickly,” said the company in a blog post.