Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AI model interoperability: ONNX (Microsoft & Facebook)

Microsoft and Facebook create open ecosystem for AI model interoperability - Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

"Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format ... provides a shared model representation for interoperability and innovation in the AI framework ecosystem. Cognitive Toolkit, Caffe2, and PyTorch will all be supporting ONNX. Microsoft and Facebook co-developed ONNX as an open source project"

One more thing Microsoft & Facebook did together: an huge-capacity across-ocean optical cable:

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic - The Verge

"The Marea cable also provides a path to network hubs in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, where the next billion internet users are anticipated to come from."

Cloud IaaS by Gartner

Gartner Critical Capabilities

Gartner Critical Capabilities Graphic January 2016