Google’s plan to best Amazon rests on one particular piece of software

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  • Two years later the tool, which is used in building machine-­learning software, underpins many future ambitions of Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
  • But just months after TensorFlow was released to Google’s army of coders, the company also began offering it to the world for free, as an open source tactic.
  • S. Somasegar, a managing director at venture fund Madrona who was previously head of Microsoft’s developer division, says TensorFlow’s prominence poses a genuine challenge to Google’s cloud rivals.
  • The company has created specialized processors to make TensorFlow faster and reduce the power it consumes inside Google’s data centers.
  • Since Google released TensorFlow, its competitors in cloud computing, Microsoft and Amazon, have released, or started supporting, their own free software tools to help coders build machine-learning systems.

Google has pinned its cloud computing hopes on a bit of software that helps programmers build artificial intelligence apps called TensorFlow.
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This machine-learning software has transformed Google, and the rest of the world may be next

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  • Early in 2015, artificial-intelligence researchers at Google created an obscure piece of software called ­TensorFlow.
  • But just months after TensorFlow was released to Google’s army of coders, the company also began offering it to the world for free.
  • S. Somasegar, a managing director at venture fund Madrona who was previously head of Microsoft’s developer division, says TensorFlow’s prominence poses a genuine challenge to Google’s cloud rivals.
  • The company has created specialized processors to make TensorFlow faster and reduce the power it consumes inside Google’s data centers.
  • Since Google released TensorFlow, its competitors in cloud computing, Microsoft and Amazon, have released or started supporting their own free software tools to help coders build machine-learning systems.

Alphabet thinks it can wrest the cloud computing market away from Amazon by helping companies make use of machine learning with a tool called TensorFlow.
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Robot Cars Can Learn to Drive without Leaving the Garage

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  • The researchers tested their system on new images and found that it could discern road features fairly accurately.
  • I am the senior editor for AI at MIT Technology Review .
  • Some video games are now so visually realistic that they can let a computer vision learn about the real world (see ” Self-Driving Cars Can Learn a Lot by Playing Grand Theft Auto “).
  • Researchers at Princeton University recently developed a computer vision and mapping system that gathered useful information about the physical properties of roads by studying Google Street View and comparing the scenes to the information provided in open-source mapping data.
  • The researchers trained their system using 150,000 Street View panoramas.

Playing video games and surfing Google Street View can teach software a lot about driving.
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