Microsoft has released a new updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit a system empowers you to unlock the insights of unstructured data through neural networks. It trains faster without compromising accuracy and it works reliably with larger datasets.
Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit was previously known as CNTK. The latest Cognitive Toolkit beta release provide developers with support for Python and C++. The Cognitive Toolkit initially developed by computer scientists at Microsoft who wanted to do their own research more effectively.
Frank Seide, a principal researcher at Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and a key architect of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit said :
“We’ve taken it from a research tool to something that works in a production setting,”
Finally, the toolkit is able to scale from a single CPU to multiple GPUs to multiple machines. It reduces training times. It’s designed with sophisticated algorithms and field –tested to handle massive datasets.
Basically the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit allows developers to harness the intelligence within massive datasets through deep learning by providing uncompromised scaling, speed and accuracy with commercial-grade quality and compatibility with the programming languages and algorithms you already use.
Microsoft also is continuing to use the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to improve speech recognition. The toolkit is also available on GitHub via an open source license. It also includes new functionality of using Python or C++ programming languages.
Source : Microsoft