- That was the inspiration behind the company’s Cognitive Toolkit (previously CNTK) for deep learning, and on Thursday it got a major upgrade.
- The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 is now generally available, open-source.
- Though version 2 of the toolkit has been in beta since October, the full release builds on previous functionality.
- It improves the performance for neural nets outside of speech recognition and also makes it easier for Microsoft to extend it later.
- With this release, utilization should only grow, as will the toolkit’s functionality.
The general available of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 adds a number of new features, including Java language bindings for model evaulation, Keras support, performance improvements, and more.
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