The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Is Now Generally Available with Keras Support

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Is Now Generally Available with Keras Support

  • 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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RoboCop on the beat

INFORMATION AGE: RoboCop on the beat   #Dubai #AI @AtticusIndepand

  • By Edward Pollitt on May 29 2017 2:34PM

    Dubai has unveiled the world’s first operational ‘RoboCop’ as it moves towards an automated police force.

  • “It has a smart intelligent system so it can protect people from crime, because it can broadcast what is happening right away to our command and control centre,” said Brig Al Razooqi, Dubai Police Director General of Smart Services.
  • The ‘Dubai Police Robot’ is the first automated acquisition to the Dubai Police Force, which aims to have 25% of the force robotic by 2030.
  • “The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the emirate and a step towards realising Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.
  • “We are not going to fire our police officers by replacing them with this tool but with the number of people in Dubai increasing, we want to relocate police officers so they work in the right areas and can concentrate on providing a safe city,” Brig Al Razooqi said.

A quarter of Dubai’s police will be robots by 2030.
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