I/O 2017 Highlights – Google’s Quest to Have AI for Everything

Google is leveraging its capacity to empower developers with free software to create a global AI ecosystem.

Meet Google’s TensorFlow. TensorFlow is a software tool for designing and training AI algorithms for machine learning. Google made TensorFlow available to anyone as open-source software in 2015. Since then, it’s been the preferred option of the AI community for creating innovative tools for countless industries.

At Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference, Google announced the second generation Tensor Processor Unit (TPU)–a special purpose computing chip designed for machine learning. And Google will donate 1,000 Cloud TPUs to top researchers.

Google launched a new version of TensorFlow for Android devices, Tensorflow Lite. With 2 billion Android users now, TensorFlow Lite is the software foundation for a tremendous amount of decentralized machine learning capability.

Google’s strong relationship with developers has fostered its growing stronghold on AI and machine learning technologies.

More Highlights From the I/O 2017 Conference

For all the highlights, The Verge has done a great job reporting all of Google’s latest announcements.

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