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Alibaba shares one of its major AI algorithms

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Alibaba shares one of its major AI algorithms. Source:

Alibaba Cloud released the source codes of Alink, a self-developed machine-learning platform, to developers on the GitHub online open-source community. This way, developers can now access Alink’s source codes on GitHub to build their own software.

During the past 8 years, the developers of Alibaba’s Alink platform contributed over 180 projects to the open-source community.

As one of the top 10 contributors to GitHub, we are committed to connecting with the open-source community as early as possible in our software development cycles. Sharing Alink on GitHub underlines our such long-held commitment
Jia Yangqing, the president and senior fellow of the Data Platform division at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

A lot of developers are instantly looking for robust big data and advanced machine learning tools. This way, the algorithm’s release is opening new options for their further progress.

Alibaba Cloud breaks its global network coverage into regions, with availability zones spread out within them. Every availability zone includes one or more data centers. For now, Alibaba has 61 availability zone in 20 regions worldwide, along with the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and India.


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