Microsoft has introduced a more advanced Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Beta With Python 3 Support, a system for deep learning that is used to speed advances in areas such as speech and image recognition and search relevance on CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.
With the latest version of the toolkit, which is available on GitHub, developers can use Python or C++ programming languages in working with the toolkit. With the new version, researchers also can do a type of artificial intelligence work called reinforcement learning.
The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, was initially developed by computer scientists at Microsoft who wanted a tool to do their own research more quickly and effectively. It quickly moved beyond speech and morphed into an offering that customers including a leading international appliance maker and Microsoft’s flagship product groups depend on for a wide variety of deep learning tasks.