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AWS, Microsoft, hope Gluon AI library will stick for machine-learning

Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft have launched Gluon, a new open source deep-learning interface that the pair hope will allow developers to more easily build machine-learning computing models – and boost demand for AWS and Azure’s cloud computing services. The pair have collaborated on entwining their Cortana and Alexa digital assistants in the past, so aren’t strangers to AI-based cooperation, but are firm rivals in the cloud computing market. So now that the introduction is out of the way, we can note that it is still very early days for the AI and ML markets – with the developer ecosystems still taking shape, and no clear standard approach taking the lead. There are still dozens of ways of doing roughly the…

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