Some of the noteworthy changes available in TensorFlow.js 0.11:
- Now you can save and load tf.models using various media – Thanks to the new capabilities added
- Browser IndexedDB
- Browser local storage
- HTTP requests
- Browser file downloads and uploads
In order to know more about each medium used to save and load models in TensorFlow.js, you can refer the tutorials page.
There are a set of new features added to both TensorFlow.js Core API and TensorFlow.js Layers API:
TensorFlow.js Core API (0.8.3 ==> 0.11.0)
TensorFlow.js Core API provides low-level, hardware-accelerated linear algebra operations. It also provides an eager API for carrying out automatic differentiation.
- From now on ES5 tf-core.js bundle users will have to use symbol tf instead of tfc
- Now you can export GPGPUContext and add getCanvas() to the WebGLBackend
Performance and development changes
- They have optimized CPU conv2dDerInput on CPU to get 100x faster.
- Loading quantized weight support added to reduce the model size and improve model download time.
- New serialization infrastructure added to the core API
- New helper methods and basic types added to support model exporting
New features added to the Core API
- Added tf.losses.logLoss support which allows you to add a log loss term to the training procedure
- They have also added tf.losses.cosineDistance which allows you to add a cosine-distance loss to the training procedure
- Added tensor.round() which rounds the value of a tensor to the nearest integer, element-wise.
- They have added tf.cumsum support which allows you to compute the cumulative sum of the tensor x along the axis.
- They have added tf.losses.hinge_loss support which allows you to add a hinge loss to the training procedure.
For the complete list of new features, documentation changes, a plethora of bug fixes and other miscellaneous changes added to the Core API you can refer the release notes.
TensorFlow.js Layers API (0.5.2 ==> 0.6.1)
TensorFlow.js Layers API is a high-level machine learning model API built on TensorFlow.js Core. This API can be used to build, train and execute deep learning models in the browser.
- From now on, ES5 tf-core.js bundle users will have to use symbol tf instead of tfl
- They have removed the exporting of the backend symbols
- Changed default epochs to 1 in Model.fit () function
- A new version string added to the keras_version field of JSONs from model serialization
- They have added tf.layers.cropping2D support which allows you to crop layer for 2D input (eg: image)
For the complete list of documentation changes, bug fixes and other miscellaneous changes added to the Layers API you can refer the release notes.