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Discussion on: How stupidly expensive is Matlab for Deep Learning?

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Dinh Anh Vu Author

I am not sure about that. Big corps like Microsoft, Google, Facebook uses Python ecosystem for deep learning. Also I don't think they are willing to pay for 5K usd software that can't even let them be more productive and more profit than free software. Let say you in a big corp which provide some Deep Learning service such as face recognition. With matlab, you have to buy matlab server tool and hire someone to maintain it. You will pay even more. Then you are forced to rise the price of your service. People won't even want to pay for your service because cheaper service (powered by Python ecosystem) is available. Consequently you invest a fortune but you don't gain much.

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lepinekong • Edited on

By Big Corps I mean the traditional ones like Big Banks and Insurances that I have seen they don't care about the prices when they can justify on the contrary because the Prestige of a Manager comes from Big Budget ;)

Apart from that existing assets are more costfull to redevelop and they don't want to risk business disruption which also means $$$ risk.

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Dinh Anh Vu Author

I understand your point. It is hard for people to change.