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Monday December 14, 2015

Microsoft Uses GPUs to Build Record-Breaking Image Recognition System

Microsoft researchers became the latest to achieve record results on ImageNet, a prestigious image-recognition benchmark, thanks to the use of GPUs. Microsoft’s system, compared with last year’s result, cuts the top-5 error rate by half, correctly classifying images within 1,000 pre-defined categories more than 96 percent of the time. The system is a 152-layer neural network, which is nearly five times deeper than the state of the art. The breakthrough comes amidst an artificial intelligence renaissance sparked by the use of GPUs to create powerful neural networks. Until recently, asking a computer to tackle simple image recognition tasks آ— such as recognizing a bird in a picture آ— caused the most advanced systems to stumble.

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