Microsoft releases updated version of Cognitive Toolkit

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The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit was previously known as CNTK. It 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 today announced an updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit.

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit was initially developed by researchers at Microsoft who wanted a tool to do their own research more quickly and effectively. It soon became popular among Microsoft’s own product groups and the research community outside of Microsoft.

Speed & Scalability: The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit trains and evaluates deep learning algorithms faster than other available toolkits, scaling efficiently in a range of environments—from a CPU, to GPUs, to multiple machines—while maintaining accuracy.

Commercial-Grade Quality: The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is built with sophisticated algorithms and production readers to work reliably with massive datasets. Skype, Cortana, Bing, Xbox, and industry-leading data scientists already use the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to develop commercial-grade AI.

Compatibility: The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit offers the most expressive, easy-to-use architecture available. Working with the languages and networks you know, like C++ and Python, it empowers you to customize any of the built-in training algorithms, or use your own.

Learn more about this release here.