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Neural Nets: Now Available in the Cloud

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A biological neural network.

N2Sky, created by two University of Vienna computer scientists, sets up neural networks in the cloud so their services can be shared.


University of Vienna computer scientists Erich Schikuta and Erwin Mann have developed a system called N2Sky that sets up neural networks in the cloud so their services can be shared like other computing resources.

Creating neural networks is challenging, and researchers in different labs have established disparate, mostly incompatible methods for accomplishing neural network-based tasks. Schikuta and Mann wanted to enable any user to access neural networks as a shared resource to solve problems or work with geographically remote people on neural networks. "We present the N2Sky system, which provides a framework for the exchange of neural network-specific knowledge, as neural network paradigms and objects, by a virtual organization environment," the researchers say.

N2Sky will enable anyone to sign in and use neural networks in a validated method via the cloud.

In addition, Schikuta and Mann plan to create a search engine for neural networks that will let users type in a problem to find nets that have successfully solved the specific problem or a similar one.

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