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Google unveils Tensorflow v1.0, IBM races to add it to AI offerings

Google has announced a release candidate for version 1.0 of its open source machine-learning framework. Called Tensorflow, the deep learning library can be thought of like a programming language, and a new compiler has opened it up to running on mobile devices. IBM has wasted no time in announcing Tensorflow support for its PowerAI compute platform, for servers running its Power chips and Nvidia’s GPUs. Google already internally uses Tensorflow to power many of its applications, such as its searches, Gmail, Photos, Street View, Translate, and speech recognition for Android. While it was initially released under an Apache 2.0 license in 2015, the developmental software library is set for a big step forward with its new features. Tensorflow is a…

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