Jeremy Howard opened his machine learning talk at Exponential Medicine by noting he would be presenting from his laptop. Something epic had just happened, and he had to include it. “My previously created talk was slightly out of date by the time I got on the plane,” Howard said. “So, we’re going to do it a little bit on the fly.”
What had him so excited?
On Monday, Google released the code for its deep learning software TensorFlow into the wild. Deep learning is responsible for some of Google’s most advanced services, including recent additions like auto-reply emails and image search. But by making the code free to anyone, the company hopes to accelerate progress in deep learning software and the machine learning field more generally.