CNTK: Microsoft’s Open Source Deep Learning Toolkit
This talk introduces CNTK, Microsoft's cutting-edge deep learning toolkit. CNTK is Microsoft's open-source computation-graph based deep learning toolkit used to train and evaluate deep neural networks used in Microsoft products, such as the Cortana speech models. CNTK supports feed-forward, convolutional, and recurrent networks for speech, image, and text workloads, also in combination. Popular network types are supported either natively (convolution) or can be described as a CNTK configuration (LSTM). CNTK scales to multiple GPU servers and is designed around efficiency. Attendees will learn how CNTK may address their deep learning needs, what they can/cannot do, how would a typical use look like, and how it works/what algorithms it implements.