Google, Baidu, and Microsoft have the resources to build dedicated deep learning clusters that give the deep learning algorithms a level of processing power that both accelerates training time as well as increases their model's accuracy. Yahoo, however, has taken a slightly different approach, by moving away from a dedicated deep learning cluster and combining Caffe with Spark. The ML Big Data team's CaffeOnSpark software has allowed them to run the entire process of building and deploying a deep learning model onto a single cluster. The MapR Converged Data Platform is the ideal platform for this project, giving you all the power of distributed Caffe on a cluster with enterprise-grade robustness, enabling you to take advantage of the MapR high performance file system.
Google, as it normally does, has organized I/O around three distinct categories: development, monetization and the future. The conference will have 190 sessions for developers to learn how to make fast and efficient Web apps, optimize Android development and learn about the tools and features that will progressively make the Internet a more intelligent place. The biggest news on the machine learning front at Google I/O will be around Project Tango, a machine vision framework that allows smartphones to sees what is in front of them and let software react to it. ARC will be at Google I/O 2016 covering everything that matters to people who build software for a living and people who make a living with software.
Cambridge University, which runs the events, said the festival's main theme, artificial intelligence, sparked "considerable interest". The James Dyson Foundation gave people engineering challenges, including making a functioning chair out of nothing but cardboard, and crowds flocked to the Whittle Laboratory to see how jet engines produce such awesome power. Festival co-ordinator Dr Lucinda Spokes said: "On the final day, and to mark Addenbrooke's 250th anniversary, thousands of people visited the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to attend talks, demonstrations and exhibitions showcasing the medical research taking place in Cambridge. "The success of these events is also due to the thousands of visitors who attended the talks, debates and performances and those who got involved with the hands-on, interactive experiences – they all make the Science Festival what it is."