AI News: July 2017

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In this episode of AI News you'll learn a little bit about how to Install the neon Framework on Ubuntu, Intel’s new role in joining the Partnership on AI, and about Intel and Facebook collaborating to boost Caffe 2 performance. Make sure to check out the resources for more information!

Hi. I'm David Shaw. And welcome to AI News. In this episode, we will talk about how to install the Neon framework on Ubuntu, Intel's new role in joining the Partnership on AI and how Intel and Facebook are collaborating. Be sure to check out the links below for more information. 

The neon framework is an Intel Nirvana Python-based deep learning framework. It is designed to use deep neural networks such as AlexNet, VGG, and GoogLeNet. In order to successfully install the Neon framework, be sure to set up the additional dependencies and packages. 

Take a look at the article linked below to learn a simple step-by-step install for the neon framework in Ubuntu 14.04. It uses the Anaconda Python distribution. It also guides you in trouble shooting any errors that happen during the installation process. 

Intel announced that it is joining the partnership on AI to help the organization and its members use AI to improve lives and society. The partnership on AI was established to come up with the best practices on AI technologies, help the public with a better understanding of AI, and serve as an open platform for discussion about artificial intelligence. Intel will play a critical role in assisting the future evolution of AI. 

Intel and Facebook are collaborating to boost Caffe 2 performance on Intel CPUs. They are doing this by integrating Intel MKL functions for optimal inference performance. Read this article to see how Caffe2 is highly optimized on CPUs and offers competitive performance. You can also get instructions on how to install and use Caffe2 in the links. 

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