Microsoft with its machine learning Computational Network Toolkit , and Baidu with its new artificial intelligence software



The open source trend is now a real momentum within businesses of all sizes and organizations, and within government agencies.

This impetus grows at the rapid pace across the world; because the stakes are now well known.   

Microsoft is moving its machine learning Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) from its own hosting site, CodePlex, to GitHub.  Henceforth under the MIT open source license, this move can help developers to collaborate on building their own deep learning applications using the CNTK.

Baidu the Chinese web services company is also aware of the stakes and has released a new artificial intelligence software called WARP-CTC. The code is apparently capable of speech recognition, particularly for short segments. The source code available on  GitHub uses an approach called 'connectionist temporal classification'.