Technologies like machine learning, predictive analytics, natural language processing and artificial intelligence are the most trending and innovative technologies of 21st century. Whether it is an enterprise software or a simple photo editing application, they all are backed and rooted in machine learning technology making them smart enough to be a friend to humans. Until now, the tools and frameworks that were capable of running machine learning were majorly developed in languages like Python, R and Java. However, recently the web ecosystem has picked up machine learning into its fold and is achieving transformation in web applications.
Today in this article, we will look at the most useful and popular libraries to perform machine learning in your browser without the need of softwares, compilers, installations and GPUs.
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Brain.js is another addition to the web development ecosystem that brings smart features onto the browser with just a few lines of code. Using Brain.js, one can easily create simple neural networks and can develop smart functionality in their browser applications without much of the complexity. It is already preferred by web developers for client side applications like in-browser games or placement of Ads, or for character recognition.
You can checkout its GitHub repository to see a complete demonstration of approximating XOR function using brain.js.
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Synaptic is a well-liked machine learning library for training recurrent neural networks as it has in-built architecture-free generalized algorithm. Few of the in-built architectures include multilayer perceptrons, LSTM networks and Hopfield networks. With Synaptic, you can develop various in-browser applications such as Paint an Image, Learn Image Filters, Self-Organizing Map or Reading from Wikipedia.
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Another recently developed framework especially for reinforcement learning tasks in your browser, is neurojs. It mainly focuses on Q-learning, but can be used for any type of neural network based task whether it is for building a browser game or an autonomous driving application. Some of the exciting features this library has to offer are full-stack neural network implementation, extended support to reinforcement learning tasks, import/export of weight configurations and many more. To see the complete list of features, visit the GitHub page.