Wednesday, November 25, 2015

IBM Turns Up Heat Under Competition in Artificial Intelligence - WSJ

One of (at least) four, actually; see Microsoft open sources Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit for more efficient big data research (Inside Microsoft Research)

"IBM is one of the three companies this year to make available proprietary machine-learning technology under an open-source license.  Facebook Inc. in February, released portions of its Torch software, while Alphabet Inc.’s Google division earlier this month open-sourced parts of its TensorFlow system.

IBM Vice President of Development Rob Thomas said SystemML had gained preliminary acceptance by Apache, a respected open-source organization that manages more than 150 projects. Adoption by Apache was the first step, he hoped, toward SystemML’s widespread adoption."
IBM Turns Up Heat Under Competition in Artificial Intelligence - WSJ
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