tech2 News StaffJun 09, 2016 17:24:26 IST
Google has taken some steps to make its TensorFlow software available on Apple devices. Google just updated a pre-release version of its TensorFlow software with iOS support. The same update also adds support to use GPUs on the Mac OS. Support for Python 3.5 and binaries was also added. The update notes showed up in the TensorFlow project page on GitHub. The source code for the project can be downloaded here (tar.gz) and here (zip).
Google's TensorFlow is one of the most advanced neural networks around. TensorFlow is used to power a number of Google's emerging artificial intelligence capabilities. Creative projects such as teaching machines to create art or music is also possible with TensorFlow.
Google has made a custom chip, hardware optimised for running TensorFlow applications. TensorFlow, along with the Tensor Processing Units were used by DeepMind to spectacularly defeat a Go champion, a game that has been traditionally hard for computers to crack. TensorFlow also powers Google's natural language understanding capabilities, which is among the best in the world.
Adding support for iOS is the latest step in a series of measures taken to make TensorFlow available to more people on more platforms. In November last year, TensorFlow was made open source by Google Research. In April this year, Google added distributed computing to TensorFlow, making it possible to train an Artificial Intelligence much faster.
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