Google’s new machine learning framework is going to put more AI on your phone
At the moment artificial intelligence lives in the cloud, but Google — and other big tech companies — want it work directly on your devices too. At Google I/O today, the search giant announced a new initiative to help its AI make this leap down to earth: a mobile-optimized version of its machine learning framework named TensorFlowLite.
The original TensorFlow was released in November 2015, and quickly became popular with both researchers and developers as a way to build AI tools. TensorFlow is flexible, reliable, and comes with a whole stack of documentation that makes it easy for beginners to get started. The newly-announced version, TensorFlowLite, will build on this, offering users more tools to make AI work on phones and tablets.