Microsoft and AWS Collaborate on Machine Learning @ InfoQ
"Microsoft and AWS have recently announced a new collaboration aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence. Gluon is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and Amazon AI and is intended to make developing solutions using machine learning easier and quicker.
Gluon is an open-source deep learning and neural network solution that is exposed through a Python-based API. It comes with prebuilt neural network components that can be created on the fly and used to train algorithms making it easier to define, debug, iterate and reuse components."
Gluon currently supports Apache MXNet 0.11, the AI framework supported by Amazon, and will support Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit in a future release."