"On launch day, TensorFlow had around 3,000 "stars" on GitHub, meaning that number of programmers had bookmarked the code, indicating interest. As of July 13, it had 27,873. Two other popular AI software projects, Theano and Torch, have less than a fifth of that following. In 2014, Torch was the leader. A Microsoft tool called CNTK, released for free in January, and Amazon’s free DSSTNE, which rolled out in May, have so far failed to dent Google’s lead much.Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks, Leaving Rivals Wary - Bloomberg
Linux, an open-source operating system launched in 1991, now helps run everything from supercomputers to phones to airplanes and helped turn Red Hat Inc. into a $13 billion enterprise software company. Linux has 33,967 stars on GitHub. "It’s kind of crazy," said Dean, a top Google engineer and one of the main developers of TensorFlow. "We’re almost to Linux level.""
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks, Leaving Rivals Wary - Bloomberg
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