ACM TechTalk: PyTorch - A Modern Library for Machine Learning


Title: PyTorch: A Modern Library for Machine Learning

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour


The recent explosion in the power and popularity of machine learning techniques has been fueled in part by the ecosystem of open source Python libraries. One of those was PyTorch, a successor to Torch7, which is rapidly becoming one of the most essential tools in every ML researcher’s toolbox.

However, research is not the end of the story. Machine learning is transforming entire fields, meaning that efficient inference is now becoming more important than ever. Even though PyTorch has strong roots in research applications, inference functionality is one of our recent focuses and has driven us to develop some innovative solutions in that space.

In this talk I will present the ideas underlying the library and how it can be utilized in the variety of scenarios in which machine learning appears, which range from research all the way to production.

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