Amazon Offers Product Recommendation Tech as Open Source
Product recommendations are an integral part of the Web experience - and in many ways have played a significant role in the success of companies like Amazon.
The online retail powerhouse has spent well over a decade (closing in on two) modifying the ways means it uses to produce relevant suggestions and now it is seeking the assistance of developers to make it even better, taking its Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine or DSTNE (pronounced destiny), a machine learning technology, open source.
DSSTNE is an Amazon developed library for training and deploying deep neural networks using GPUs. Amazon engineers built DSSTNE to solve deep learning problems at Amazon's scale. DSSTNE is built for production deployment of real-world deep learning applications, emphasizing speed and scale over experimental flexibility.