Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have announced their collaboration on a software library called Gluon.
It is aimed at making deep learning accessible to developers, and allows them to prototype, build, train, and deploy machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge, and mobile apps.
“With the Gluon interface, developers can build machine learning models using a simple Python API and a range of pre-built neural network components,” said Amazon.
The Gluon interface currently works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit in an upcoming release.
Amazon and Microsoft have published Gluon’s reference specification so other deep learning engines can be integrated with the interface. Gluon is available on GitHub.