Microsoft has made its machine learning toolkit openly available to the entire developer community, the firm announced this week.
The news follows steps made by Google to promote its machine learning platform, TensorFlow, this week by making it open source.
Microsoft’s toolkit, officially called the Microsoft Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit (DMTK), will be available on code repository database GitHub, and is designed to use multiple computers wired in parallel to solve complex computing problems.
By making the toolkit open source, Microsoft is hoping that the firm can work with other machine learning researchers and developers to boost knowledge in algorithms and make the practice more relevant in the real world.
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