By John Gruber
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With Core ML, Apple has managed to achieve an equivalent of PDF for machine learning. With their
.mlmodelformat, the company is not venturing into the business of training models (at least not yet). Instead, they have rolled out a meticulously crafted red carpet for models that are already trained. It’s a carpet that deploys across their entire lineup of hardware.
As a business strategy, it’s shrewd. As a technical achievement, it’s stunning. It moves complex machine learning technology within reach of the average developer.
If it really turns out to be the PDF of machine learning, that’s quite an accomplishment.
★ Saturday, 10 June 2017