Microsoft appears to be in a benevolent mood after deciding to make its cross-platform machine learning framework open source.
The company’s Infer.NET framework is used for model-based machine learning. It was first born at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK in 2004 and later released for academic use in 2008.
Hundreds of papers have since been published using the framework across a variety of fields, everything from information retrieval to healthcare. In 2012, Infer.NET won a Patents for Humanity award for aiding research in epidemiology, genetic causes of…
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