In a surprise move, Google has open-sourced TensorFlow artificial intelligence software. The powerful machine learning engine is one of Google’s successful experiments and helps the search giant in automated search and analysis.
“TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API. TensorFlow was originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain Team within Google’s Machine Intelligence research organization for the purposes of conducting machine learning and deep neural networks research, but the system is general enough to be applicable in a wide variety of other domains as well.”
Before you go off and take over the world with the thing, note that the open source version of TensorFlow only supports single machines and mobile devices.