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Several other new products and updates were revealed at the PyTorch Developer’s Conference

Facebook introduced several new products at the second annual PyTorch Developer’s Conference in San Francisco Thursday.

The event opened with a keynote by Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, and it featured speakers from companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, Tesla and Uber, as well as from academic institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University.

PyTorch said in a blog post that PyTorch citations in papers on ArXiv grew 194 percent in the first half of 2019, and the number of contributors to the platform is up over 50% over the past year, to nearly 1,200.

PyTorch added, “We are now advancing the platform further with the release of PyTorch 1.3,



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